An infected root canal can be the result of extreme tooth decay or a traumatic injury, but either way, it needs to be treated promptly. Our endodontists in Los Angeles are well-adept at dealing with root infections, and we offer treatments to resolve your pain and restore your dental health. But first, you need to be aware of the symptoms of a root infection so that you know when to see a root canal specialist in Los Angeles.
It is not uncommon for patients to report feeling jaw pain when they have infected tooth pulp. You may also experience swelling in the upper and lower jaw. Some of the other symptoms of an abscessed tooth include:
• Pain when chewing
• Redness and swelling in gum tissue
• Bitter taste in the mouth
• Increased sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
• Bad-smelling breath
• Swollen neck glands
• General discomfort or uneasiness
• A persistent pimple on the gums
A dentist will examine your oral structures and give you a proper diagnosis as to how severe your condition actually is. From there, we will develop a treatment plan to eliminate the infection and restore anything that may have been damaged.