3 Signs You Need a Root CanalPain in a tooth isn’t necessarily an automatic sign of the need for a root canal. But it raises the possibility. Here are three signs that you might need to contact Supreme Dental or your local dentist to discuss a root canal:
- Sensitivity from drinking or eating something hot or cold (or exposure to cold air, for instance.)
- Dark or gray spots. Sometimes infections spread into the tooth itself and cause discoloration.
- Swelling of the gums. As an infection unfolds, dead or dying pulp can build up and cause painful swelling.