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Toothaches

Sensitivity, Cavities, Cracks, & Dental Infections

If you are suffering from a toothache, we offer a variety of treatments to relieve your pain and restore good oral health. Whether you need a filling, root canal therapy, or are facing an emergency situation, our team of professionals will help diagnose the condition and recommend the right treatment plan for you.

What Causes Toothaches?

Cavities, cracks, and dental infections are the most common causes of toothaches. Cavities occur when bacteria produce acid that erode tooth enamel. This can lead to a dull toothache often worsening with pressure, heat, or cold. Dental infections develop when bacteria reach the soft pulp inside the tooth, where the nerve is located. Once the infection travels down to the root canal, you will notice an increase in pain, often radiating across the face and ears.

Treatment Options

The type, size, and extent of your tooth’s damage will influence the treatment we recommend.

  • A toothache caused by a small or medium-sized cavity will require a filling made from tooth-colored composite to help strengthen the tooth.
  • For larger cavities, the dentist will provide you with a natural-looking custom-made dental crown designed with our chairside milling machines in order to restore dental function.
  • If you are experiencing a dental infection, your dentist may recommend root canal therapy, or a tooth extraction for more severe cases.

The best way to treat a toothache is preventing it from occurring. It is vital that you practice good oral hygiene by attending your biannual dental exams, brushing twice a day, flossing, using fluoride toothpaste, and rinsing with an antimicrobial mouthwash.

Benefits of Seeing a Dentist for Your Toothache

Our team of professionals at Value Dental Centers can immediately diagnose the cause of your toothache and help you determine the best treatment option. Seeing a professional once the pain begins can minimize your treatment and the costs involved, as well as lower your risk for further damage.

Potential Dental Issues

A toothache will initially affect a localized area in your mouth, but if your tooth is not treated in a timely manner, the long-term effects can be quite extensive. Your toothache could quickly turn into a dental infection, leading to the need for an extraction, or more severe oral developments such as gum disease, which increases risk for heart attack or stroke. Scheduling your appointment the moment your toothache begins could not only save your tooth, but also your life.

Tooth sensitivity is a common condition that can cause discomfort when eating something very hot or cold, sugary, or when brushing and flossing. We offer several sensitivity treatment options, but determining the underlying cause of discomfort is crucial in choosing the right treatment for you.

Benefits of Treating Sensitivity

The best place to begin treating your tooth sensitivity is at Value Dental Center, with one of our trusted professionals. There’s no need to live in pain and discomfort any longer. At your appointment, the dentist can provide appropriate treatment options to reduce or eliminate your dental sensitivity. Finding the care you deserve can improve your overall quality of life and minimize your discomfort.

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity typically occurs from enamel and gum erosion, exposing the nerve endings in your dentin and gum lining. It may also develop when a tooth is cracked, worn, or decaying. Tooth sensitivity can occur for several reasons, including:

  • Neglecting twice-daily oral homecare
  • Improper brushing and flossing techniques
  • Structural damage caused by bruxism or injury
  • Frequent consumption of acidic or sugary foods
  • Gum recession due to periodontal disease
  • Thin tooth enamel
  • Harsh bleaching/teeth whitening chemicals

Treatment Options

For mild cases of sensitivity, your dentist will simply prescribe an anti-sensitivity toothpaste and recommend adjustments to your diet and homecare routine. For more extensive cases, your dentist will need to determine the underlying cause.

  • For enamel recession, your dentist may recommend dental bonding.
  • For bruxism, your dentist will typically prescribe a custom-made night guard.
  • For gum disease, scaling and root planing are the most common treatment.
  • For a cracked or worn tooth, you may require a customized dental crown.
  • For decay, you’ll need a dental filling or crown.

Potential Dental Issues

A toothache will initially affect a localized area in your mouth, but if your tooth is not treated in a timely manner, the long-term effects can be quite extensive. Your toothache could quickly turn into a dental infection, leading to the need for an extraction, or more severe oral developments such as gum disease, which increases risk for heart attack or stroke. Scheduling your appointment the moment your toothache begins could not only save your tooth, but also your life.

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You do not have to suffer from chronic dental sensitivity. Contact the Value Dental Center near you to determine the right treatment for you.

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