Root Canal Therapy may be necessary if you have been ignoring that dull ache in your mouth. Skipping the dentist because you have a toothache can make things worse.

According to Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor from the Glen Dental Center in Glenview Illinois, leaving a toothache or any pain in your mouth for that matter can cause serious issues that could result in Root Canal Therapy.

Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

Every tooth in your mouth contains blood vessels and nerves that are located in the roots of your teeth. If the pulp in your tooth becomes infected, you may need root canal therapy.

Signs that You May Need Root Canal Therapy

Not all tooth pain is an indication when it comes to root canal therapy, but if you notice any of the following signs, it is imperative that you schedule an appointment with Glen Dental in Glenview Illinois.

  • Pain when putting pressure on the tooth or teeth in question
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Bumps or pimples that appear near the tooth pain
  • Swelling or tenderness in the gum tissue near the tooth pain
  • Darkening of the tooth or teeth

Pain is usually the first indicator that something isn’t right. If eating and drinking is a problem, you need to see Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor who can determine the root cause of your pain.

Leaving a toothache to its own devices can cause other issues as well. If you have a broken tooth, it could cause a serious infection. So serious that the tooth may need to be removed. If you do have an infection, it can travel through your blood stream causing serious health problems, including death.

If you have been ignoring that dull ache, or have a toothache that you are afraid to treat, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor from the Glen Dental Center in Glenview Illinois. If you catch the problem in time, you may not need root canal therapy at all. Call or click now.