Figuring out whether your root canal needs to be treated is not easy. A wide variety of symptoms can indicate that you might need a root canal specialist (Endodontist) to perform a root canal treatment. But in some instances, you might not be able to pick the subtle clues that your teeth leave, but an experienced dentist like Dr. Dheeraj Setia and his team of endodontists can quickly identify the less obvious signs of a root canal infection.
A root canal infection happens when the inner parts of the tooth are exposed to food and bacteria. The root canal contains blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerves. This explains why you would feel pain whenever your root canal is infected.
Root Canal Infection Symptoms
Determining whether you need to seek root canal surgery is tricky. Only when you meet with our experienced and profound dentist in South Delhi or DLF-Gurgaon, can you ascertain whether you need treatment or not?
Infected root canals always cause acute pain since the sensitive parts of the tooth are exposed. As mentioned earlier, the root canal consists of nerves and blood vessels. Therefore, when there is inflammation, the pain will be more intense and unbearable, and it must be treated promptly.
Even though tooth pain is a glaring sign of a root canal infection, it doesn’t always mean that you need root canal treatment. Sometimes the tooth that needs root canal treatment might not be hurting.
Tooth pain can be caused by other conditions such as bruxism, periodontitis, exposed dentin, tooth decay, and tooth fracture. Therefore, we need to check for other signs to ascertain whether your root canal is infected.
- Gum Sensitivity and Swelling
Gum swelling, tooth sensitivity, and even pain are common symptoms that show up whenever you have a root canal infection. However, these symptoms manifest in different ways. Sometimes, your gums can look normal, but you will notice that they are tender. On other occasions, you will notice a huge lump on your gums.
When the swelling lasts for an extended period or is very pronounced, you know that there is a high chance you need root canal therapy.
- Bad Breath, Pus, or Abscess
When there is an infection in your mouth, you will have bad breath. If bacteria find their way into a root canal and begin to multiply, they always emit a bad odour.
You can also experience a sour or bad taste in the mouth, usually due to the presence of pus. Pus-filled pockets in the gums are a clear indication of an infection. When there is pus formation (also known as a dental abscess), it means that the infection has already spread.
Ensure you act promptly since the infection has a knack for spreading whenever it gets to this stage.
If you notice a tooth that has developed a dark yellow, grey, or blue tone, then there is a chance that your root canal is infected. The tooth has limited blood flow since the blood vessels have been affected.
Tooth discoloration is an indication that there is also a change in the nerve area. As the infection spreads, the nerve weakens and eventually dies.
Painless Root Canal Infection Treatment Options
If you are set to come for a painless root canal treatment in Gurgaon or New Delhi, you can expect the following treatments:
- Painless Endodontic Retreatment
Endodontic retreatment is very similar to root canal therapy. Our dentist performs it to save a root canal. The original filling material will be removed, and the root canal cleaned and resealed.
- Painless Endodontic Surgery
Sometimes, our experts at The Dental Roots may recommend that you undergo endodontic surgery as an alternative to endodontic retreatment. The surgery is performed to remove the infected tissue, and in certain cases, the tip of the root will be removed as well.
- Painless Tooth Extraction
When endodontic retreatment and root canal surgery are unsuccessful or not recommended then removing your tooth is the only viable option.
Now searching ‘root canal specialist near me’ is easier as we have got three branches in Delhi-NCR, near you (Panchsheel Park-South Delhi, Sushant Lok- DLF Gurgaon, Tata Primanti-Sohna Road). ‘Painless root canal treatment in South Delhi’, ‘painless root canal treatment in Gurgaon’, our team of experts headed by Dr. Dheeraj Setia, in all our branches, use their experience, talent, and professionalism to create beautiful and healthy smiles.
“Root canal treatments do not cause pain, they relieve pain”, says Dr. Dheeraj Setia with his experience of more than two decades!