Sparkle Dental Care

How do I know if I will need a root canal?

Root Canals | Bayside VICMany people feel anxiety at the mere mention of the words 'root canal,' but the truth is that this tooth-saving dental procedure is quite common. The only pain associated with root canal treatment in our Hampton and Fairfield VIC dental clinics is toothache that often brings people to see us in the first place.

Signs You Might Need a Root Canal:

  • Toothache pain that goes from mild to unbearable in a short amount of time
  • Sudden sensitivity to cold or heat on a specific tooth
  • Swollen gums at the site of a sensitive tooth
  • A white spot on the gums
  • A tooth that is discoloured

If you are experiencing any of these signs, this could indicate that there is an infection deep within the root of the tooth, and you should call our dental surgery straight away. Putting off treatment can mean the difference between saving your tooth and ultimately losing it to extraction.

With root canal treatment, your dentist can remove the infection from the tooth root, alleviate your pain and save your tooth. The area to be treated will be fully anesthetized beforehand, so the procedure itself is painless.

If you have a bothersome tooth, we invite you to call us. We can conduct an examination to determine whether or not you need a root canal.