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    Why Do I Need a Root Canal?


    When your dentist tells you that you need a root canal, the first thing that comes to mind is most likely “why”. You brush your teeth, almost as many times a day as suggested by your hygienist. You floss your teeth as you’re supposed to, well, sometimes. And you visit the dentist regularly, or at least twice a year. All the things you’re supposed to do, or as much as your busy lifestyle will allow easily. So why would the dentist tell you that you need a rooaffordable root canal treatment hammondt canal? Is your oral hygiene really so different from everyone else’s that you now have to have this procedure?

    First, the answer is no. Everyone has times they don’t follow what the dentist recommends. Some just have stronger enamel than others. It’s probably genetic. Second, the dentist has recommended a root canal because it is the most appropriate method to prevent further decay in your teeth.

    You may not have felt any pain in the tooth needing treatment. However, the dentist may have noticed something on an x-ray that was concerning. This will usually require further x-rays, and some tests to determine if there is pulp and nerve damage. These tests may include ice and heat tests and more x-rays.

    If your tooth is hurting, you may feel it throb, similar to a heartbeat. This throbbing may change as you change position with your head, ie standup, lean over, clench. Pain and throbbing can also increase when you chew your food, put pressure on your tooth, or tap on it with something hard. The pain you feel may linger for several minutes after this stimuli, or it may linger for hours after it has found a home within your mouth.

    You may also experience swelling in your gums. This swelling can be quite extreme, or small, depending on the amount of damage in your tooth. This may cause your tooth to be elevated, or cause a swelling spot the size of a boil at the base of your gums. If you want to make sure the swelling is coming from the area that you need the root canal in, the swelling will generally be located in that area, right where the tooth and gum meet. If it is caused by nerve damage in the tooth, the swelling will be in the area of the root, which can be a distance away.

    There are also signs that only your dentist is going to recognize. He can tell whether or not the nerve for the tooth has died. Despite how painful this may sound, it does not always cause symptoms that you may be able to recognize. The damage may have also happened so long ago that you don’t remember.

    Your dentist can also identify recurrent gum pimples. While you may suffer from these, and you will want to bring these to your dentist’s attention, the dentist is able to identify the damage caused by these. The gum pimples are a way for your gums to drain pus from a bad tooth.

    Your tooth may have also changed in color. This is something you may be able to notice, but if it is in the back of your mouth, your dentist will be able to find it easier.

    Your dentist has your oral health in mind when he recommends that you have a root canal. The damage can extend into your mouth and other bones, as well as affect other roots and nerves. You will want to follow his instructions as quickly as possible. This is a simple, non-complicated procedure, and if you have concerns, both the endodontist and dentist will be able to answer them.


Advanced Dental Concept Google Reviews

Advanced Dental Concepts
Reviewed from Google

4.9 out of 5 stars

Gracie Franklin
Gracie Franklin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I was looking for a dentist near me and my sister recommended Advanced Dental Concept! My whole experience was good. I was treated nicely the moment I walked in. The place was welcoming and the staff was friendly. I had my check up there and will come back for my teeth whitening treatment!

Catherine Pearson
Catherine Pearson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

I found the right orthodontist for me here in Hammond, LA here at this dental facility. When it comes to oral health, I really want the best and I really did search the city for the best ortho for me. When I got here, I am so happy and relieved that I finally found the one for me. She was very attentive and she made me feel very comfortable. The treatment is also very effective and now I have straight,white teeth!

Tayler Evans
Tayler Evans

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

THE DENTISTS AND STAFF ARE AMAZING! I haven't been to the dentist in 10+ years because my last visit was so traumatizing. Recently my tooth broke and another was fractured due to me constantly grinding them in my sleep. I couldn't have wished for better service. They were so nice and kind to me. The dentist kept me informed of everything that was going on while she was doing it. The office was really clean and comfortable. I even got a call a few days later to see how I was doing and was informed that I could come in for a follow up appointment to check the healing process free of charge! I would definitely recommend them and will be going back on a regular basis. Extremely satisfied customer....Donna Evans

Jacklyn Myers
Jacklyn Myers

4 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

I was advised to see an orthodontist to correct my bite. I am glad I saw your website and read some of the reviews. By reading those customers testimonials, I decided to go visit your dentist and I am not disappointed by the service you have given me. Added factors are the place is clean and well maintained.

Johnny Stoddard
Johnny Stoddard

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 hours ago

Very pleasant visit... No wait time at all, they saw me right when my scheduled appointment was, and I was in and out of the office for a cleaning in less than a half hour total. Very professional!


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