Root Canal Symptoms

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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