At Cascade Endodontics in Orem UT, we know how scary and stressful a dental issue can be. This is especially true when it is a dental emergency or it causes the patient tons of discomfort. When you add the possibility of a root canal to the equation, you’ve got yourself a real recipe for anxiety. We urge you not to panic!
Instead, leave it in the hands of the professionals. Our team is trained to analyze and diagnose dental issues, and we specialize in performing comfortable, pain-free root canals. However, we know that sometimes going into the dental office for a simple analysis might seem more trouble than it’s worth. In order to help you ascertain if you might need a root canal, a team has put together a primer on which conditions are most likely to require one.
Check it out below! But always remember that this list is not a suitable replacement for diagnosis from a professional healthcare provider.
Dental Problems That Might Require Endodontics
According to the American Association of Endodontists, the most common issues that require endodontic therapy are as follows:
- Severe pain while chewing or biting.
- Pimples on the gums.
- A chipped or cracked tooth.
- Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, even after the sensation has been removed.
- Swollen or tender gums.
- Deep decay or darkening of the gums.