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Signs You May Need a Root Canal Treatment

Signs You May Need a Root Canal Treatment

A root canal treatment is necessary when the following signs are noticed; swelling, pain with intensity ranging from mild to severe, discoloration of the tooth, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch and chewing, drainage. Do you have a toothache? A toothache is a sure sign that a root canal treatment or extraction is needed.

Do You Need a Root Canal? What to Expect

What to expect

The initial process of the procedure is to use an x-ray to observe the form and shape of the root canals, determine if there are any signs of infection in a surrounding bone and locate the decay.

Anesthesia – With modern anesthetics, the procedure is entirely painless. Local anesthesia such as lidocaine is used to numb the area near the tooth although this may not be necessary since the nerve is dead.

Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Come Out Even When they Don't Hurt?

When Wisdom Teeth Don't Hurt

Many people often ask if they need to remove wisdom teeth that don't hurt. Keeping your wisdom teeth will require more care when it comes to brushing and flossing those hard to reach areas. So, if your dentist feels they are correctly aligned, there won't be problems biting or chewing, and feels you will be able to clean and floss those teeth, he may tell you to keep them. Your dentist will look at not just your short-term care but your long-term care as well and will talk to you about all options.  

Do You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Did you know nearly 85% of people get their wisdom teeth removed? There are some whos wisdom teeth are positioned correctly and are healthy that don't need to get them removed, but we can't all be that lucky, can we? Your dentist may want to remove these teeth if keeping them will lead to crowding and impact your other teeth.  We hope this article will enlighten you and answer some of your questions.

What are Wisdom Teeth and How do they Grow?