While experiencing a delicious Thanksgiving feast, you may suddenly experience a sharp pain in one of your teeth. It can be easy to write it off as a simple toothache, but this pain could also indicate the need for a root canal. It is not wise to delay this treatment, which is why you should schedule a visit with our emergency endodontist in White Plains, NY and Mt. Kisco, NY right away.


Symptoms Necessitating a Root Canal


Many people cannot tell if severe tooth pain indicates the need for endodontic treatment, especially when the discomfort comes and goes. However, this pain is generally accompanied by several other symptoms, including:


·         Tenderness and swelling of gum tissue

·         Darkening of tooth with pain

·         Extreme sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures

·         Pain any time you bite down

·         Recurring pimple on gum tissue


It is also possible to need a root canal without there being any symptoms. This is why it is so critical to schedule dental exams with a certain amount of frequency.


Dangers of Delaying Treatment


If you have damaged your tooth and you think you are in need of an emergency root canal, it is worth it to see an emergency endodontist rather than wait until it is more convenient. For starters, the infection will get worse, and instead of simply removing the interior pulp within the tooth, the endodontist may need to extract the tooth entirely. It is also important to remember that an infection is not going to get better on its own. The only way to eliminate the pain is with a professional procedure. You may not want to leave the Thanksgiving festivities, but your family and friends will understand if you need to get this taken care of immediately.


Professionals Are Waiting to Help


Dr. Justin Kolnick, Dr. Kara Diamond, Dr. Keith Hope, Dr. Bilal Chaudhry and their staff are here to assist you in any way possible. We offer emergency endodontic services, so if you are visiting the Westchester, NY area this Thanksgiving, we have offices conveniently located in White Plains, NY and Mt. Kisco, NY. Feel free to give us a call at (914) 750-4033 in White Plains or (914) 750-4034 in Mt Kisco when your tooth is causing you extreme pain and you think you may need emergency dental care or emergency endodontic care.