I’m not sure if I need to have a root canal yet or not? I am having pain in my right side when I eat or drink something cold. If I put something warm on it, that helps the pain. But, shortly after that, the pain returns. At first I thought the pain was due to how much gum I was chewing but I’m not sure if that’s really the problem. Any insight you have would be appreciated.
-Allen from Washington
If you are having reoccurring pain after something cold, then it is likely an indication that you need a root canal.
If a tooth is sensitive to temperature only when the cold item is on the tooth, a root canal treatment may not be required. But if the pain is lingering than it sounds more like a root canal is needed.
It can be confusing if the pain goes away after a couple of weeks. This happens often where a patient thinks the tooth is getting better. But with a tooth infection the inside tissue actually dies which means you don’t feel anything any more. But treatment for the infection is still required.
I hope this information answers your question.
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