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Root canal treatment is a beneficial procedure that can help restore the health and function of your tooth. It is typically needed if your tooth and root have been severely infected or decayed past the point where it can be treated with a dental filling. A root canal treatment can also help if you have severely injured your tooth and its root. Typically, our dentist, Dr. Edward Brandon, recommends a root canal when you experience one or more of the following symptoms:

-Severe tooth pain (Severe enough that you have stopped using the tooth altogether)
-Infection in the tooth or surrounding gums (Sometimes the infection will appear as a pimple on the nearby gums)
-Tooth sensitivity that lasts for a long period of time (The sensitivity is typically to hot or cold temperatures)
-Darkening of the tooth, which is also known as tooth discoloration
-Swelling in the nearby gums (The gums will be puffier than usual)
-Tenderness in the surrounding gums (The gums will be painful to touch)

If you are experiencing these symptoms, it’s best to call Edward S. Brandon DDS Inc at 440-526-8688 and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. That way our dentist and dental team can repair your tooth and boost your oral health. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!