If you haven’t visited your dentist yet, there are some noticeable indications that you might detect on your own. However, there are also signs that only your dentist can detect.
Pain – the intensity and severity of tooth pain due to infected pulp can go from mild to extreme. Often, you may feel that the infected tooth is beating as though it has its own heartbeat.
The pain can be easily provoked if you consume hot or cold foods. Because of the intense pain, which can linger for a few minutes or several hours, your sleep can also be affected.
Tender or swollen gums – one of the obvious signs of infected dental pulp is the swelling of the gums. The gums around the infected tooth may be slightly tender or form a lump that can be noticeable and felt. A gumboil may develop on the gums instead of prominent swelling.
Frequency – the signs and symptoms of an infected pulp such as severe tooth pain and swollen gums can be described as transient, persistent, or continual. It is a transient symptom if the pain or swelling comes and goes every day or every month. On the other hand, if the symptoms don’t completely fade then it is persistent or continual.
Symptoms Identified by Your Dentist
While there are symptoms that you can notice on your own, here are the signs that only your dentist can determine:
Issues identified by x-ray – an infected tooth that can be revealed through a dental x-ray, which shows a dark spot at the tips of the tooth’s root. This indication is referred to as radiolucency, which shows that there are some changes that have developed due to an infection that develops inside the tooth.
Persistent gum pimple – an infected tooth can result in the development of pimple-like lesions. Over time, the size of the lesion can decrease or increase.
Darkened tooth – if the colour of your tooth turns slightly darker than the rest of your teeth, then there might be an issue in its nerve space. This indication is often the reason your dentist may recommend root canal treatment.
Exposed nerve of the tooth – exposed tooth nerve can cause intense pain when your mouth is exposed to hot or cold substances. Thus, to prevent painful or serious problems in the future, the dentist may recommend root canal treatment when your tooth nerves are exposed.
Comprehensive Root Canal Diagnosis at Prevent Dental Suite
If you are experiencing an unbearable tooth pain or notice a pimple-like lesion on your gums, go see your Kallangur dentist here at Prevent Dental Suite as soon as possible. Our state of the art facility and expertise allow us to make correct diagnosis for every dental problem and recommend the best possible solution to address the issue effectively. If you think you need a root canal treatment, visit us today and we’ll determine if you are suitable for the treatment. Root canal treatment restores and saves your tooth from pain and possible tooth extraction.
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