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3 Signs You Need a Root Canal in Chicago

Published on August 16th, 2018

A root canal is something that is often talked about in the world of oral health, but very few people know what it actually entails. In your mouth, your “root canal” refers to the inner passages of the tooth between the pulp and the tooth roots. The procedure itself removes any infected material as well as the nerve that sits in that passage and helps relieve the pain you are feeling. Rest assured that the tooth’s nerve does not play a specific role other than sensing stimuli such as hot and cold, and this is a standard facet of the procedure to help your mouth feel better.

Here are three warning signs that you need a root canal in Chicago.

-You can’t eat without pain.

Eating should be enjoyable, not painful. Whether it is painful for you to eat because of the pressure food puts on the aching tooth or the hot or cold stimuli makes the process unbearable, contact us today to schedule an appointment. In fact, the pain after sensitivity may even liner after it has been removed. Ouch!

-There is a pimple-like bump on your gum line.

If one of your teeth has been hurting recently, examine your gum line. If you notice a small, dark bump that resembles a pimple, this is a sign that you need a root canal.

-Swollen or sore gums.

The gum area surrounding your hurting tooth will sometimes be tender or swollen. Take notice of this, as it may be a sign that you need a root canal in Chicago.

If you think you need root canal treatment on one or multiple teeth, contact the Dental Specialists of South Loop and North Shore as soon as possible!

Source: Crest

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