Indications for endodontic (root canal) treatment include:
- prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
- discoloration of the tooth
- pain on biting
- swelling or tenderness of the tooth or adjacent gums
- the appearance of an abscess on an x-ray
Unfortunately, sometimes there are no signs and symptoms. We will discuss the necessity of a root canal with you at our office since these cases vary a great deal from person to person.