In this video, Dr. Sasan Khodabakhsh discusses symptoms that suggest you might need a root canal. The most common is a constant and worsening toothache. Patients might also notice sensitivity, discharge from the gums, or discoloration of the enamel.View transcript
You have been to a dentist recently, and after having done a comprehensive exam and taking x-rays on your tooth, they're now recommending root canal therapy. Here I want to discuss some of the common reasons of why you may need root canal therapy. Reason number one, you have a constant toothache that seems to not go away and is actually getting worse over time. Reason number two, you may have a large cavity on the tooth, and the tooth is actually getting very sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Reason number three, you may have an infection or discharge around the tooth or gums. Reason number four, your tooth is getting discolored and turning darker over time. Dentists do root canal therapy in order to save the tooth and also to relieve the symptoms I just discussed. I hope this helps. This is Dr. Sasan Khodabakhsh with Summit Point Dental Implant Center.