If you are having nerve pain within a tooth along with swelling of the gums, it could be that the nerve of the tooth is infected. Other signs of possible root canal issues are sensitivity to hot and cold, severe toothache pain, swelling and tenderness of the gums or tooth. Sometimes this requires root canal therapy to save the tooth. The pulp, nerves, bacteria and any decay are removed and filled with medicated dental materials to resolve the issue.
We recognize that these types of situations occur without warning. That's why we provide emergency dental services. If you have an emergency, give us a call, and we can elevate the pain.