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How do I know I need a root canal?

As with all dental conditions, a dental exam in our Rochester, MN dental office will determine the best course of treatment to resolve any pain or dental conditions that occur. However, there are a few symptoms that might point to the need for a root canal procedure.

Swelling – root infections cause inflammation, like any other type of infection. Swelling can occur in the gums, jaw, face, or even the neck depending on the location of the infected tooth.

Pain – It’s normal to have pain with an infection. It might start out as mild discomfort and slowly escalate into the type of pain that keeps you awake at night or keeps you from being productive at work. It’s important to remember that dental pain is always an indication that there is trouble brewing and you should call your Rochester, MN emergency dentist right away for root canal evaluation.

Hot and cold sensitivity – Sensitivity, especially to heat, can also point to an infection. 

Gum sore – A small bump or hole in the gums, called a fistula, might form near the infected tooth.

If you suspect you need a root canal in Rochester, MN, Contact Quarry Hill Family Dental. We reserve time for patients in pain, so you don’t have to wait.

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