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Have a Toothache? Don’t Ignore the Pain!

March 30th, 2021 Root Canal 0 comments on “Have a Toothache? Don’t Ignore the Pain!”

A dull throbbing in your tooth that comes and goes. Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. Swelling around your tooth. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, it’s time to treat your toothache! Your tooth pain is never a good sign, and we encourage you to schedule an appointment today with our dentist. You may need a root canal to treat your toothache—a comfortable procedure that can save your tooth from extraction!

Common Causes of a Toothache

  • Dental decay
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Impacted tooth
  • Dental injury
  • Gum disease

Determining the Source of Your Pain

The different causes of your toothache may require different types of treatment. Dental decay can be treated with a composite filling. Impacted teeth can be surgically removed. Gum disease can be treated with scaling and root planing or gingivectomy. Dental injury may be remedied with a dental crown. Our dentist has experience diagnosing and treating toothaches and will provide a personalized treatment that restores your comfort and function.

Saving Your Tooth with a Root Canal

When chronic tooth pain is a result of infection deep within your tooth, you’ll need to undergo a root canal. A root canal is a conservative way to treat your tooth pain and can save your tooth from needing extraction due to infection. This procedure is completed with modern techniques and technology, so you remain comfortable and pain-free during your appointment.

During your procedure, the canals inside your tooth are cleared of infection and diseased tissues. Once free from infection, these canals are then filled with a hardening material called gutta-percha. To restore your tooth’s function and strength, a custom dental crown is placed over your treated tooth. You’ll be able to use your tooth as normal and enjoy a smile free from pain!

Don’t Let Your Toothache Worsen!

If you’ve had a toothache for a while, it’s important that you receive treatment from our dentist as soon as possible. Schedule your appointment at our dental office and restore your smile’s health today!