When does a cavity get to the point that it requires a root canal?
The discomfort associated with tooth decay can be sneaky. At first, you may not feel much except for a slight twinge when you drink hot or cold foods beverages. This can be deceiving because it goes away initially, which means you may not think twice about it.
It will really start to get your attention when you feel a constant ache in your tooth, and this is an indicator that your decay has progressed into the pulp, or nerve of your tooth. When this happens you may also have an infection, and if this is the case it causes much more severe pain that can potentially keep you up at night.
When In Doubt, See Your Dentist
It's important to understand that a dental infection can't be relieved without treatment, so you shouldn't wait to seek treatment for your tooth. An infection that is left untreated could progress into other critical parts of your body, and even result in tooth loss, so it's important to contact Dr. McMaugh right away for treatment.
Call Dr. McMaugh Today
A Harleysville, PA root canal can help to eliminate your infection and preserve your natural tooth structure when you are proactive about seeking treatment. If you are experiencing dental pain, please give our office a call right away.