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When Do You Need A Root Canal?

Root canals are common procedures that can help to reduce pain and even save a tooth in some cases. They are essential for helping to avoid recurring infections and can be a good way of preventing lost teeth. Dr. Amin Samadian has been performing root canals for several years and has become a trusted provider of quality dental services.

Signs You May Need A Root Canal

A root canal is a procedure where the root of a tooth is removed. Any pulp inside the tooth, caused by problems like an infection, will also be removed during the procedure. When the root and pulp are removed, you will not experience continued pain in the tooth. This is also a highly effective procedure for preventing more infections in the tooth. If there is an existing infection, the dentist may also be able to remove the infection during a root canal procedure. 

There are a few signs that may signal the need for a root canal. By understanding what signs to look out for, you can ensure you take early actions. A root canal done at an early stage can effectively prevent serious complications, such as an infection spreading to surrounding tissue

Persistent tooth pain is a common sign that a person may need to undergo a root canal procedure. 

Sometimes, the pain goes away for short periods of time and then returns. The pain may be felt in the jaw and even the face. There are also times where people find that the infected tooth affects teeth in the surrounding areas too. 

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Infection that affects nerves in a tooth, or the blood vessels, can cause sensitivity to a sudden change in temperature. 

If you drink something cold or eat something hot, and experience sensitivity, then it might be a sign you need a root canal. Dr. Amin Samadian is able to take a closer look at all teeth to determine if there is an infection in the teeth and provide the appropriate steps for moving forward. 

Gums that are swollen may be another sign that you need a root canal. 

At Dr. Samadian’s office, all possibilities are considered – such as gum disease and infection. This helps the dentist determine what type of treatment you need. 

A crack in a tooth does not immediately call for a root canal but can result in complications. 

When the nerves are damaged during the crack, pain may be experienced. The crack also allows germs to leak toward the root of the tooth. This can lead to the development of an infection, which may be treated through root canal therapy. 

What Our Patients Say About Us

*Individual Results May Vary


I could not recommend Dr. Samadian more – AND all of his staff, at that! No longer will I mind or be afraid of going to the dentist.


Very informative, patient and sensitive to your needs. Very focused, and desires to ensure it’s done properly the first time.

Take the Next Step

If you match the criteria for a root canal, then it might be time to consider making an appointment. Delaying the process can cause a worsening of pain and complications, such as an infection. Dr. Amin Samadian is highly experienced in performing root canals and can assist with your process. Dr. Samadian serves Lafayette, Oakland, Orinda, the East Bay area, Sam Ramon, Walnut Creek, Brentwood, Piedmont, Pleasant Hill, Berkeley, and Concord, CA. Get in touch with Dr. Amin Samadian’s office by calling (925-254-2380) or fill out a simple form on this website. 




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