During the holidays, many people bake delicious sweets and give and receive candy of all kinds. This means that most people will also consume more sweets than normal. Sugary treats just seem to be in greater abundance right now and this means that your teeth are exposed to sugar more often. With regular brushing and flossing, most people can avoid any problems, but what if you already had a small cavity? Once a cavity has begun, it is very hard to clean properly and will grow over time as sugar fuels its progress. Unfortunately, once decay has reached the nerve inside a tooth, you will need a root canal. What are the signs that decay has reached the tooth’s pulp where the nerves are located?
- Pain or sensitivity to Hot or Cold that lingers for 30 seconds or more
- Constant pain
- Constant pressure
- Swelling of the gums
- Sensitivity to touch
These are some of the symptoms of a serious problem that may need endodontic treatment. If you suspect a serious tooth infection, you should contact your endodontist quickly and set an appointment. The sooner you resolve your dental infection the higher chance of root canal treatment success you will experience. Let Dr. Jon Jensen of Cascade Endodontics resolve your toothache. He is experienced and has help hundreds of patients in similar situations. If you are interested in learning more about dental pain symptoms, visit the website of the American Association of Endodontists.