Many patients who come to our office in Upper East Side Manhattan are not really aware of what a root canal does – only that they do not want it. Root canal therapy is a process by which your dentist removes infection from the pulp or nerve chamber of your tooth. This process is often a preventative care procedure for the rest of your health. Left untreated, this infection could spread to other areas of your body. But how do you know if you are a candidate for a root canal?
Symptoms of an Infected Tooth
The only way to tell for sure if you are a candidate for a root canal is to visit your endodontics specialist in Upper East Side Manhattan. However, there are some symptoms you can watch out for:
- Have you felt a lingering pain in or around one of your teeth?
- Have you become more sensitive to heat, cold, or sweet foods lately?
- Do you frequently get a sensation of spontaneous pain in your tooth?
- Is the gum around the tooth swollen or throbbing?
- Does it feel like there is a lot of pressure around that tooth?
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, then you could be a candidate for a root canal. But there is no need to panic if so. Modern day root canal therapy is nowhere near as painful or involved as it used to be.
Schedule a Consultation with Your Dentist in Upper East Side Manhattan
Do you suspect you may be a candidate for a root canal? The longer an infected tooth is left untreated, the more severe the issue and your unnecessary pain becomes. Contact us today at Schlesinger, DDS to start the consultation process. Our Upper East Side Manhattan office can be reached at 212-517-5940, or contact us online.