Avondale Dental Centre

Signs That You Might Need a Root Canal

December 22, 2021
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Posted By: Avondale Dental Centre

Are you feeling pain in your teeth, jaw or gums that won’t disappear? Maybe the pain and discomfort limit the types of food you feel comfortable eating, or you notice teeth with a different, potentially worrying cosmetic appearance compared to the rest. Not every bit of pain felt in the teeth needs a root canal, but some symptoms are worth a closer look by a dentist.

Common Symptoms Associated With Root Canals

Seeking the help of a professional can shed some light on toothaches, gum issues or anything else that feels a bit ‘off’ orally. Our Avondale dentist may determine that a root canal is the best option for alleviating pain after further examination of teeth with these symptoms:

  • Swollen or bleeding gums around specific teeth
  • A persistent toothache
  • A noticeably decayed tooth
  • Teeth overly sensitive to hot and cold food or beverages
  • A loose tooth due to infection
  • A cracked or chipped tooth from trauma

Does a Root Canal Hurt?

Root canal treatments may have the stigma of being an excruciating and unwanted procedure. Maybe this was previously true, but thanks to modern dentistry, painful root canals are a thing of the past! At Avondale Dental Centre, we employ a local anaesthetic during root canal treatments to avoid any pain for our patients. And for those feeling anxious, sedation dentistry is also an option.

Root Canals in Auckland

When our patients experience pain in their teeth or gums, we understand how root canals can significantly reduce their pain. Our dentists do the best they can in restoring oral health and getting patients’ teeth back in good, functional condition.

Contact Our Dental Practice

If you believe you may benefit from a root canal treatment or have further questions, we invite you to reach out and arrange a consultation with our friendly staff here at Avondale Dental Centre.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
To all our valued patients. 

We are back to normal work hours and are providing all treatments. 

Our team will continue to implement additional infection control precautions to keep you, our staff, and the community safe.