When do You Know you need a root canal?

When do You Know you need a root canal?

Probably the set of symptoms that are most associated (and feared) by patients as a sign that root canal treatment is needed for their tooth are those that occur during an acute tooth flare-up. (In dental terms, referred to as an “acute apical abscess.”)

Do you need a root canal if your teeth are dark?

Having a tooth darken doesn’t always mean that root canal is needed. This is, yet again, another sign that by itself does not necessarily mean that root canal therapy is required. This same type of discoloration may take place with teeth that have already had successful endodontic treatment.

Can you touch up your roots at home?

Obviously, she’ll probably freak at the idea of you touching up your roots at home in-between visits and advise against it, but she HAS to understand that the cost and the commitment is wearing on you and is no longer acceptable.

Do you need a crown after a root canal?

Rothschild: No, I do not believe a crown is always necessary after a root canal. It often is the restoration of choice for posterior teeth such as molars and bicuspids, as opposed to a filling.

Probably the set of symptoms that are most associated (and feared) by patients as a sign that root canal treatment is needed for their tooth are those that occur during an acute tooth flare-up. (In dental terms, referred to as an “acute apical abscess.”)

Having a tooth darken doesn’t always mean that root canal is needed. This is, yet again, another sign that by itself does not necessarily mean that root canal therapy is required. This same type of discoloration may take place with teeth that have already had successful endodontic treatment.

What happens to your teeth after a root canal?

Teeth treated with root canals are structurally weaker after a root canal. Anterior (front) teeth may often be restored with a composite filling instead of a crown after a root canal, if the tooth’s structure is largely intact and it is deemed aesthetically acceptable.

Rothschild: No, I do not believe a crown is always necessary after a root canal. It often is the restoration of choice for posterior teeth such as molars and bicuspids, as opposed to a filling.