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3 Signs You May Need a Root Canal

June 28, 2021
Posted By: Ruggless Dental
Woman holding face in pain from root infection

We realize no one wants to hear that they need a root canal. However, in some cases, a root canal procedure is the only way to restore your oral health and relieve tooth pain caused by infection or injury. Dr. Shane Ruggless provides comfortable treatment in our Springfield, IL dentist office when a root canal procedure becomes necessary.

Signs You Need Root Canal Treatment in Springfield

So how do you know if a root canal is necessary? The only sure way to know is with a thorough dental exam at Ruggless Dental. But there are signs that you can watch for that may signal the need for a root canal procedure. We have outlined three such signs below for your convenience.

1. A Severe Toothache

A painful tooth is a surefire sign that something is wrong. The pain may vary. It could come and go or hurt consistently. It may throb or only hurt when you chew, or you may experience sharp, shooting pains. No matter what type of pain you’re experiencing, it’s time to see our dentist in Springfield. A severe toothache could mean a tooth infection that requires root canal treatment. 

2. Temperature Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity can have many origins, and an infected tooth is one of them. If you suddenly begin to experience sensitivity to hot and cold foods or drinks, you may need a root canal to rid your tooth of infection.

3. Swelling

Dental swelling may appear on the gum near your infected tooth, or you may notice swelling on your face or neck. If you have swelling in your face or jaw area, on your neck, or on your gum, we encourage you to seek immediate dental care or attention from a physician. 

Contact Ruggless Dental Today to Schedule an Exam!

Tooth infections are a serious matter that patients shouldn’t treat lightly, and they are often extremely painful. You should never avoid the dentist due to fear of a root canal because the root canal treatment will actually relieve you of your pain!

We’re here to help you stay healthy, and we hope you will come to see our friendly team at Ruggless Dental if you need dental treatment. We’re only a phone call away, so contact us at (217) 787-0212 to schedule an appointment!

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