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Aches and pains are irritating and sometimes unbearable, however only a very few things make up to the pain and discomfort that comes from having a tooth pain. It is a sort of nagging pain that does not leave no matter what you do. It inhibits eating, drinking and overall quality of life. Teeth can hurt for a number of reasons.

Therefore, dental hygiene is of prime importance. Those who neglect their dental hygiene when they are children can suffer from dental related illnesses later on in life that can even turn fatal if not taken care of.

However, there are too a number of dental practices catered to different issues. A root canal procedure is one of the most common, it involves cleaning out the infected root canal, medicating it with antibiotics and sealing it completely. Here is a list of reasons that might be a good reason you need a root canal procedure done.

Severe Tooth Pains

As mentioned earlier tooth pain can be for a number of reasons. Bad teeth, infections and even decayed teeth could be possible reasons. A root canal treatment can only be determined once a dentist can identify the cause and just how bad it is. Tooth pains could even be due to wisdom teeth, however if you continue to feel prolonged pain it is best to not neglect it.


Due to our food consumption and lifestyles teeth discoloration is quite normal. The quality of the enamel deteriorates discoloring the teeth. Excessive smoking and drinking are some of the most common reasons. However, if discoloration has started to appear frequently or looks odd it is probably best to check why. This could be an indication of decaying teeth or even the beginning towards it.  Discoloration could also mean that the root has been infected and needs to cleaned and treated.


The sharp sensation you get when you drink or eat something very hot or cold is known as sensitivity. This is because the protective layer of the tooth has been removed exposing the nerve.

When the nerve comes into contact with the food or drinks it reacts causing a shooting pain that is extremely uncomfortable and painful. The only way to solve an exposed nerve is through a root canal procedure. Here the nerve is covered back up protecting it from coming into contact with food or drink.

Tender and Swollen Gums

Gumboils can be a frequent occurrence depending on the heat sometimes, level of dryness within the mouth and if you consume hot or spicy food often. However, while gumboils are painful, tenderness and swollen are completely new ball game.

Your gums continue to feel wounded or as if they are always swollen in one particular area of the mouth that could be an underlining reason. If this does continue it is best to go check with a Dentist, as it could be an indicator of something more serious where a root canal procedure maybe needed.

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