5 Signs That You May Need a Root Canal

No matter how often you brush your teeth or floss, the time may come when you need a root canal. This occurs when the cushion-like pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or injured in some way and may cause you distress.

The flesh of the tooth is filled with blood vessels and nerves, so an infection may cause severe pain in one of your teeth that won’t go away or extreme sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks. If any of these symptoms happen, you’ll want to get to the dentist as soon as possible.

Luckily for you, our dentists at Meadowbrook Dental Care offer painless, same-day root canal services for patients in the Mineola, New York area. When you come in, either Dr. Miguel A. Casañas Jr. or Dr. Publio Silfa will exam your teeth and let you know whether you need a root canal or a different treatment.

If you do need a root canal, you have nothing to fear. One of our dentists numbs the area that needs to be treated, enter the tooth to remove the infection or damaged pulp, and refill it with a biocompatible substance. Then, they seal and cover the area with a filling or a temporary crown.

Look for these 5 signs

Here are the main signs that you might need a root canal:

These are all signs that there could be something going on inside the tooth and that you may need a root canal. A root canal will relieve your symptoms, protect your health, and preserve the tooth so that you can resume biting and chewing normally.

Both Dr. Casañas and Dr. Silfa are highly skilled in root canals, and they stay on top of the latest developments in the field in order to offer the best quality of service. If you live in the Long Island area and think you may need a root canal, give us a call or make an appointment online through our website. You’ll be in great hands!

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