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When Do You Need an Root Canal Treatment (RCT)

When Do You Need an Root Canal Treatment (RCT)

Root Canal Treatment is a process of removing the infected and inflamed dental pulp, form within the tooth.

  • When your tooth is sensitive to touch or when you eat food, it could indicate severe tooth decay or nerve damage
  • You might not feel any pain at an early stage of the pulp infection. But when left untreated, the infection will progress enough to cause you pain and discomfort.

Not all types of teeth pain or dental caries are indicated for a Root Canal Treatment.

But, There are a Number of signs You must Look for that Include:

  • Severe pain or discomfort on the site of infection while chewing food, which persists even after you’ve stop eating.
  • Sensitivity to Hot/Cold food items, that lingers even after the removal of hot/cold stimuli.
  • Minimum pressure on the area/tooth causes severe pain.
  • Red, warm or swollen tissue around the area of infection.
  • Tenderness or discomfort in the swollen gum tissue.
  • A small pimple-like bump, on the gums or swelling on the jaw or the face.
  • Deep Dental Caries if not treated soon enough can lead to severe root canal infection.
  • When your tooth undergoes repeated dental procedures, like removal of dental brackets can weaken you’re your enamel.
  • A Dental Abscess is the collection of pus at the tip of the root, which causes pain and swelling in the affected area.
  • An abscess can cause difficulties in opening the mouth or swallowing the food.
  • Severe pain during the night time. This happens due to the increase in Pulpal Blood pressure while lying down, due to gravitational effects.

Sometimes tooth that needs an Root Canal Treatment (RCT), have no signs or symptoms, they include:

  • Large old Dental Fillings.
  • Cracked or chipped tooth.
  • Discoloration from within the tooth.
  • A bad taste from your mouth or a bad smell all the time due to the continuous pus discharge.
  • Traumatic fracture of the tooth.

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