Root Canal Symptoms - Salem, OR

Common Root Canal Signs

How Do I Know if I Need a Root Canal?

While some people experience severe symptoms of a tooth infection, some have none at all. However, whether you have symptoms or not, if you have been told you need a root canal, it is imperative to receive treatment before the infection spreads to the jaw bone or gets into the bloodstream. A root canal can save your tooth, help you avoid an excruciating tooth ache, and can even save your life.

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Signs You Need a Root Canal

  • Sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Pain when biting
  • Traveling tooth pain
  • Pain and swelling around the infected tooth
  • Blemishes on the gums
  • Persistent bad taste

What Happens If I Do Not Get Treated?

If you have been told you need root canal therapy, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. The infection will not heal on its own and can pave the way for more serious problems, including:

  • Abscess in the bone
  • Increased risk of fractures or cracks in the teeth
  • Severe decay and bacterial build-up
  • Severe jaw pain and swelling
  • Tooth loss
  • Spread of infection, causing jaw bone damage and even death

Get Started Today

Dr. Tuong Nguyen Nguyen has performed over 10,000 root canals. He continues to make use of the most advanced techniques and technologies to make his root canals more effective and as painless as possible. Trust your teeth to the specialists at Polaris Dental Specialists. We are happy to provide services in Salem and Beaverton, OR. If you are experiencing tooth pain, call us today to schedule an examination.

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Heather P. Shares Her Experience

Heather P. Shares Her Experience

I would definitely recommend Dr. Nguyen. It was because of his staff, because of everything that they did for me, made me feel comfortable. He was sitting there and he listened to what I had to say and he seemed like he really cared about the story I was telling him on how I broke my jaw and why I had four teeth in the front that needed root canals. He really took the time to listen and I have definitely recommended him to anybody and everybody that I have talked to about it.
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