Westmont, IL Dentist
Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
6418 S. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 963-8680
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Hickory Hills, IL Dentist
Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
9525 S. 79th Avenue
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
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By Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
August 29, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: toothache   Root Canal  

Find out if the symptoms you are experiencing could be telling you that a root canal is on the horizon.Root Canal, Toothache

 

Wouldn’t it be nice if your mouth could tell you exactly what’s going on and let you know when there is a problem? Well, sometimes it actually does give out some warning signs, but it’s important that you know what these warning signs are so you know when to visit our Hickory Hills, IL, dentist Dr. Frederic Mrugala. It’s important that you give us a call if you start to notice any of these issues:

  • Severe dental pain, particularly when eating, biting down or chewing
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Swelling or tenderness of the gums around the tooth
  • Darkening of the tooth
  • A pimple-like growth on the gums near the tooth (an abscess)

While many of these symptoms won’t show up until the problem is more widespread, the first symptom most people will experience is a toothache. You should know that a toothache is considered a dental emergency and needs to be checked out by our Hickory Hill, IL, dentist right away. In most cases, a toothache is a sign that there is a problem and this problem won’t go away on its own.

What does a toothache mean?

Having a toothache could mean several things. You could be dealing with a cavity that will need to be removed and then filled. Of course, a toothache may also be the result of damage (e.g. cracks, chips or fractures), an infection or deep decay that has spread to the inside of the tooth.

Once the dental pulp (a structure inside the tooth that contains nerves and connective tissue) is infected or inflamed, it will need to be removed in order to prevent the problem from getting worse. This damaged dental pulp is removed during root canal therapy to prevent the damage from spreading to the roots of the tooth. Getting root canal therapy now could prevent a tooth extraction in the future.

With two offices in Hickory Hills, IL, and Westmont, IL, Dr. Mrugala is able to provide quality, complete dental care for everyone in your family. If you are experiencing a toothache or any changes in your smile that just don’t seem right, it’s the perfect time to give us a call.

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