How do I know if I need endodontic treatment?

Often, the signs of endodontic disease manifest as excessive and prolonged sensitivity to cold and heat, pain on biting, spontaneous and unprovoked toothache, a swelling or a pus-draining area on the gums, a headache or an earache, etc. Sometimes, the pain can be referred from a different tooth, or be caused by a sinus infection of a muscle spasm. It is important that you see an endodontist for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis.