When You Might Need to Have a Root Canal

Posted In: Root Canals

root canal OremWhen it comes to taking care of your teeth, we ascribe to the old adage – “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” We hope that our patients pay close attention to their oral health to avoid injury or infection that might lead them to needing a root canal.

That said, however, there are times when a root canal is needed. If you have any of these signs, it might be time to talk to Dr. Jon Jenson at Cascade Endodontics in Orem about a root canal:

1. Intense tooth pain, especially when chewing or applying pressure on the tooth.
2. A tooth injury that causes visible trauma to the tooth.
3. Darkening of the tooth.
4. Sensitivity to temperature that continues even after the hot or cold item has been removed.
5. Swelling in the gums, or lesions that look like pimples recurring on the gums.

Take heart, Utah County – if you have any of these symptoms, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you need a root canal. What it does mean is that you need to call Cascade Endodontics at 801-734-9085 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jon Jenson to determine the cause of the problem and the best way to move forward.

Remember, waiting can only make the problem worse. Now is always the best time to address your dental health issues. Cascade Endodontics treats Provo, Orem, and Utah County patients with unparalleled service and emergency scheduling. Call today!