Michael J Aiello, DDS, PLC

How do I know if I need a root canal?

What Are Root Canals For?

A dentist performs a root canal procedure on a tooth with an infected root. What usually happens is that some other kind of issue makes it easier for bacteria to travel into the soft pulp root of a tooth, where it can set up house, slowly infecting the nerve.

One of the most common indicators of this kind of issue is pain. Patients suffering from an infected root typically report suffering significant, sometimes debilitating pain. Another common sign of an infection is swelling. Swelling can occur directly around the tooth, in the jaw, or face.

A root canal will stop the pain, remove the infection, and may save the tooth from falling out. 

Do I Need a Root Canal?

If you are experiencing pain coming from a tooth, your jaw, face, or neck, limiting your ability to function, contact us immediately to get treatment as soon as possible.

A tooth in need of a root canal won't always be in pain, and not every tooth pain means the patient needs a root canal. To accurately assess the issue at hand and the best solution, the patient needs to meet our Clinton Township dentist in person for an exam.

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