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3 Signs You Need a Root Canal June 2, 2017

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3 Signs You Need a Root Canal, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas

root canal, an endodontic treatment, is a procedure performed on the pulp inside the tooth. Root canals are required when the pulp becomes infected or inflamed due to decay, a crack or chip in the tooth, trauma, or repeated dental procedures. At Mammoth Spring Dental Clinic in Mammoth Spring, AR, family dentist Dr. Michael Kersey, D.D.S., performs root canals with tremendous success. He knows that if you ignore the inflammation or infection, you could end up with a painful abscess, or worse.

Since 1985, Dr. Kersey and his compassionate staff have been treating patients with impeccable care and state-of-the-art dentistry. Here, the skilled expert lists signs that you may need a root canal:

  • Pain: When a root canal is necessary, you may experience sharp and intense pain or a dull, throbbing ache that is either constant or comes and goes. The intensity might vary depending on what you’re doing or how you alter your posture. It also might wake you from a sound sleep, or worsen while chewing or when pressure is applied to the area. While pain isn’t always an indicator that a root canal is imminent, it’s a wise idea to consult your dentist to determine its origin.
  • root canalSensitivity & Swelling: The culprit tooth might be overly sensitive to hot or cold foods and beverages. Even after the hot or cold item has been removed, the discomfort will linger. You may also experience tenderness or swelling in the gums surrounding the tooth, possibly accompanied by a raised, pimple-like bump.
  • Discoloration: It is also possible for the affected tooth to darken in color. It may become yellow or even slightly brown.

In rural Arkansas, there’s no need to travel far if you experience any of these symptoms. Consult the dedicated team at Mammoth Spring Dental Clinic for an oral exam and accurate diagnosis. Providing general and preventative dentistry, Dr. Kersey is also highly experienced in performing root canals. This responsive and gentle dentist can save your natural tooth, thereby eliminating pain and restoring effective chewing. Call the office today at (870) 625-3262 or go online to learn more.

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