How do I know if I need a root canal?
If you need root canal treatment, you may not notice any symptoms at first, depending on the extent of the infection. In the earliest stages, only Dr. Gostigian can identify the problem by taking an x-ray of the tooth. That’s why we stress the importance of routine dental visits every six months!
Once the infection advances to a certain point, you will experience intense pain that continues to worsen. Other common signs that you need a root canal in Bonita Springs, FL are:
- Sore or tender gums
- Prolonged tooth sensitivity to hot or cold
- Extreme tooth sensitivity when touched
- A pimple or raised bump on the gums
But again, not everyone will have these symptoms, or they may be so subtle that you don’t notice them. When we see you at Bonita Grande Dental for routine dental exams and cleanings, Dr. Gostigian can stay up to date with what’s happening with your oral health. When he finds and treats small cavities early on, he can help you avoid the discomfort and cost of a more complex procedure such as a root canal.
If it’s time for your routine dental exam and cleaning, or you think you need a root canal dentist in Bonita Springs, FL, please call Dr. Michael Gostigian to arrange an appointment.