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Do I Need a Root Canal?

Do I Need a Root Canal?

One of the most daunting but necessary questions you must ask yourself if you are experiencing mouth pain is “Do I Need a Root Canal?”

After all, it can be hard to know if your pain and discomfort is easily addressed by hygienic alterations, or if dental work is required.

Unfortunately, we know that extreme symptoms don’t tend to present until the problem has become a larger issue.

Below are some signs that you may require a root canal.

Persistent Pain

If you have pain in your mouth when you eat or drink on a regular basis or if you are experiencing persistent pain, you should call your dentist immediately.

Compromised Teeth

Compromised teeth with chips or cracks can expose the nerves below to become infected.

If untreated, a root canal may be required.

Tooth Sensitivity

Do hot or cold drinks promote a sharp pain through your teeth?

This may be a sign of a compromised tooth situation.

Swollen Gums

Swollen gums may indicate a problem under the surface.


Dark or discolored teeth may be indicative of nerve or blood vessel damage in your teeth.


If you experience pain or sensitivity when you press down on your teeth this may indicate a deeper issue that may require a root canal.

In order to eliminate the pain for good you should seek the services of a board certified dentist in your area.


Individuals who do not see their dentist for hygienic cleanings on a regular basis may experience a deep decay in their teeth and gums.

In most cases, a root canal is the best solution to repair a decayed mouth.

Do I Need a Root Canal at Hackley DDS?

At Hackley DDS we are dedicated to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams.

If you believe that you may require a root canal, simply call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hackley, (301)917-3964.

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