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Root Canal Symptoms.

Posted on 11/12/2021 by Thomas Plunkett DMD
Root Canal Symptoms.Root canal treatment is sometimes the only option when it comes to fixing damaged or infected teeth. After the procedure, you may notice some symptoms and side effects, such as pain, discomfort, and sensitivity in your teeth. These are all normal after root canal treatment, and usually go away in less than two weeks. Here's how to take care of your teeth after root canal treatment to help relieve your symptoms and reduce the risk of infection so you can get back to living your life quickly and painlessly.

What are the symptoms of root canal?

Root canal symptoms will vary depending on how much damage has been done to your tooth. Your root canal symptoms could be as subtle as a mild toothache or as severe as excruciating pain in your jaw and face. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and suspect that you may have a root canal issue, consult with your dentist immediately to prevent further damage to your tooth.

Which teeth are likely to be affected by root canal.

The following teeth are very likely to develop an infection and require root canal treatment: wisdom teeth (also called third molars), molars and premolars. If you are diagnosed with any of these conditions, be sure to inform your dentist that you want to get treated with a root canal. In case of wisdom teeth, it's imperative that you do so; if left untreated, these molars can cause many issues like jaw pain and swelling or even eat away a significant portion of your jawbone.

How to care for root canal affected teeth.

The process of root canal treatment can be quite uncomfortable and sometimes painful. The discomfort will depend on how severe your condition is but there are things you can do to care for your teeth during a root canal procedure. Keep in mind that you should not eat or drink anything for two hours prior to surgery. After surgery, avoid hot and cold beverages for several days as well as smoking or chewing gum until your pain subsides. As always consult with our dental professional before beginning any home care treatment plans.

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