Your root canal is located deep in your tooth. When the tissues in this area become infected or damaged, you need a root canal or root canal therapy in Pikesville, MD.
An infected root canal—even if it’s not very painful in the beginning—can lead to excruciating pain if left untreated. If it does not cause pain due to a dead nerve or emerging infection, it can still threaten your tooth and surrounding teeth. We typically find quieter root infections during your routine dental checkup.
If your root infection causes symptoms, you may notice:
- A toothache or tooth sensitivity
- Jaw pain and swelling
- A blister on the gum near the infected tooth
Your dentist recommends contacting our dental office if you notice oral health changes, including tooth sensitivity.
If your dentist diagnoses a root infection, we numb the area, gently remove the infected tissues from the root canal, and then seal it off with a temporary, healing filling. At your next dental visit, we fit the tooth with a dental crown or filling—a dental crown if the tooth is weak.
Contact Your Dentist in Pikesville, MD Today
If you have a toothache or swelling, contact a team member today to schedule an emergency dental appointment.