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Canton, GA
A 20-year-old male asked:

Dentist told think about getting a root canal on a tooth, 8 months later, i have a purplish surrounding the tooth (gum) but no pain from biting, idea?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: If your dentist told you that you need root canal therapy, you probably should start the root canal therapy. Pain is not the deciding factor determining care. High blood pressure doesn't hurt, but you don't wait for a stroke to get it treated. Call for an appointment.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Infection: Dentist probably suggested root canal treatment because of infection. Change in surrounding gum tissues indicates infection is now spreading. Return to your Dentist or see Endodontist immediately.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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