Signs of needing endodontic treatment?

The following situations are the most common signs of someone in need of endodontic treatment. These include: Discoloration of the tooth; Discomfort or Pain with prolonged exposure to cold or hot foods; Tenderness, drainage, swelling in the lymph nodes as well as nearby gingival and bone tissues; and Tenderness during chewing or to the touch.

The above list is the most common indication that something is going on, although, in certain cases, none of these signs may be present until well after the problem has escalated to a point where major treatment or surgery may be necessary.

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