Root Canal Symptoms

The roots of teeth contain blood vessels, nerve fibers and soft lymph tissues. These tissues can become damaged or infected due to various causes, but most commonly a deep cavity. Root canal therapy is often the best option to relieve pain and avoid losing the tooth entirely. You may need a root canal if you experience one or more of the following root canal symptoms.
 

Common Symptoms of a Root Canal Infection

  • A strong, sustained throbbing pain in the area of the tooth
  • Pain when chewing on a particular tooth or a certain side of your mouth
  • Pain when consuming cold food or drinks
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Swollen and sensitive gums near the sore tooth
  • A pimple on the gums

In rare cases, no symptoms may be present even if you have a root canal infection, so it is always best to see a dentist every six months and practice good oral hygiene habits.
 

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