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Got a constant pain in your mouth? 5 signs you may need a root canal

When you are told by your dental team that you need to have a root canal, it is likely that you will feel less than thrilled about it. And you are not alone.

Indeed, many dental patients are less than enthused when any endodontic procedure is recommended by their dental practitioners and often opt for complete extraction of the aforementioned tooth instead.

A common and useful procedure, root canals are a simple and straightforward technique for restoring an infected tooth, without needing to have an extraction. And of course, depending on where the infected tooth is located in your mouth, a root canal offers an obvious aesthetic benefit too!

At the Centre of Dental Excellence, our team prides ourselves on our excellent range of endodontic procedures, all designed to keep your smile looking great, while also restoring the functionality of your damaged tooth. Our dentist in Middlesex has helped many patients to restore their smiles with endodontics and can help you to keep your smile looking its best for longer.

But what are some of the signs that you may need our dentist in Middlesex to offer you an endodontic treatment?

Persistent discomfort

If you notice a constant feeling of discomfort in your mouth located around one specific tooth, you may need to pay a visit to our dentist in Middlesex to explore your options.

Persistent discomfort under a tooth could be indicative of many things, but if our team identifies an issue requiring a root canal, this discomfort should ease soon after treatment.

Discomfort when chewing

A sure-fire sign that you need a root canal is if you regularly or always experience discomfort when you chew or bite into food. This discomfort may feel like a bruising underneath one of your teeth, sharp pain or a dull ache.

Similar to the persistent discomfort, this can have many causes but it is always important to visit our team to check for indicators that you need endodontic treatment.

Recurrent infections

If you have had a dental infection in the past, it is more than likely that you will have a firm memory of which tooth it was located under and how uncomfortable it was!

However, depending on the cause of the infection, such as a loose or lost filling, you may have not received a root canal as the first cause of treatment. Therefore, if you have a recurrent infection, it could be a sign that you need a root canal.

Deep chips

Chipped teeth can be a part of life for many people, especially for those who play sports.

However, if you have sustained a deep chip to your tooth, it may require both a root canal and a filling or crown to restore the tooth and to prevent infection.


If you have tried every toothpaste for sensitive teeth and still experience a sharp sensation when eating hot or cold foods, it may be an indicator that you need an endodontic treatment, which will prevent infection and stop the sensitivity.



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