Toothaches, tooth pain or dental pain are rated as one of the worst pains a person can experience. It refers to the pain generated from either one or multiple teeth. If you are experiencing a toothache, it might make it difficult for you to eat, sleep, or even talk. The common causes of a toothache can be multi-dimensional and include: a cavity, infection, fracture, an issue with your gums, bone loss, or a combination. It can also be something else entirely.
Visiting a dentist for a toothache to determine the cause is the first step in addressing the pain. After your teeth are examined, clinical and x-ray findings are considered in the evaluation of your teeth.
Recommendations for a toothache include: getting a cleaning or a filling, using sensitive toothpaste, a root canal possibly followed by a crown, and the most extreme, extraction. Fear not, there are options for tooth replacement including fixing the portion that needs to be removed, or in the case of an entire tooth needing replacement, a cosmetic procedure such as veneer.
In order to avoid toothaches, proper maintenance of your teeth including brushing at least twice daily and flossing is recommended. Visiting a dentist every 6 months will also ensure that your teeth are in good condition.
Until we see you in our office again, keep smiling.