Root Canal: A Guide to Knowing When You Need One

Oh No, Do I Need a Root Canal? Here’s What to Look Out For!

Are you experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity that just won’t go away? It could be a sign that you need a root canal. But don’t worry, root canals aren’t as scary as they seem. In fact, they can actually save your tooth and prevent further damage. Here’s what to look out for if you think you might need a root canal.

It’s important to understand what a root canal is. A root canal is a dental procedure that removes infected or damaged pulp from the inside of a tooth. The pulp is the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels. When the pulp becomes infected or damaged, it can cause a lot of pain and lead to more serious dental problems if left untreated.

So, how do you know if you need a root canal? Here are some signs to look out for:

  • Persistent pain: If you have persistent pain in your tooth, especially when you chew or apply pressure, it could be a sign of a root canal issue.
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold: If you experience sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drinks that lasts longer than usual, it could be a sign of a root canal problem.
  • Discoloration: If your tooth has become discolored, it could be a sign that the pulp inside the tooth is damaged and needs to be removed.
  • Swelling: If you notice swelling in your gums around the affected tooth, it could be a sign of an infection that requires a root canal.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to see a dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist will be able to examine your tooth and determine if a root canal is necessary.

Remember, getting a root canal is a routine dental procedure that can save your tooth and prevent more serious dental problems down the line. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you think you might need a root canal.

At Dental Arts of Hastings-On-Hudson we pride ourselves on being able to answer any questions you may have and provide the necessary treatment to get you back to a pain-free smile. Reach out and make your appointment with us today!

Reviews From Our Patients.

Jan KaderlyJan Kaderly
20:15 04 Apr 23
Very gentle and thorough cleaning. I appreciate the great customer service and no sales pressure like so many dentists. They just care about you and your teeth.
Aaron SambergAaron Samberg
19:09 04 Apr 23
First timer here. Excellent service from start to finish. Warm and attentive front desk. Always a gamble with a new dental hygienist, but fortunately no assault charges will pressed on Nuvia—in fact, the complete opposite, I’ll lavish praise. Glad to say I checked out of there—after a thorough exam by the doctor, post-cleaning—painlessly, and with tingling teeth. Will be returning.
Jacqueline AlbersJacqueline Albers
18:50 22 Feb 23
Dental Arts of Hastings always provides a wonderful experience. No one usually loves going to the dentist - but I never mind coming here. From the friendly front desk staff, Melinda the hygienist and Dr. Hoff-Nir everyone is friendly any professional! I can’t recommend them enough.

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