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What’s Causing That Toothache?

Oral pain can be absolutely miserable. It takes over your whole day, leaving you too much in pain to eat, drink, or even speak! You might be thinking that toothache is something that will simply pass with time but it’s probably far more serious than that!

At Edgewood Dental Care we treat a lot of patients suffering from oral pain and every single one has something in common: it’s serious! Pain in your mouth is telling you that something is wrong and that you need to see us as soon as possible! If you have toothache pain lasting more than two days, you also have a fever, or you are experiencing swelling or bleeding it’s essential you call today!

Could It Be Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay is the most common cause of a toothache. By the time you start feeling pain in your mouth due to a cavity it means you’re probably already far into the infection! Toothache pain from a cavity only starts once the decay reaches the root of your tooth. That’s where the blood vessels and nerves that support your teeth are. Once decay reaches that soft center of the tooth it quickly infects the tissue!

In order to relieve pain caused by an infected root it’s usually necessary to perform a root canal. Don’t worry – they aren’t painful or miserable like people think! Root canals are performed to relieve the pain in your mouth and save your tooth from complete destruction. Patients who get root canals at our Edgewood dentist office are thrilled with how much better they feel!

Dental Abscesses

When an infected root spreads past the tooth and into the bone and soft tissue of your gums an abscess can form. These pockets of infection usually cause a fever and can also cause swelling. If you are experiencing either of these symptoms it’s critical we see you now!

Dental abscesses are dangerous because they can continue to spread, destroying bone and gums as well as making you sick! We can usually treat an abscess with a root canal but in some cases of extreme infection tooth extraction may be necessary!

Gum Disease

Gum disease usually doesn’t hurt but it can cause discomfort once it starts becoming serious. If you have gums that are swollen, different colored, receding, or that bleed easily you may have gum disease. Don’t take the chance of losing your teeth when you could easily stop the problem now!

We can treat gum disease without a single incision at Edgewood Dental Care. Using our LANAP laser we can clean, protect, and preserve your teeth and gums from further infection!

Teeth Grinding And Clenching

Also called bruxism, many people suffering from this condition don’t even realize they have it! A lot of bruxers do it in their sleep and simply wake up with pain in their jaws and teeth. If you’re waking up with sore jaw muscles, teeth, or a headache you might be a bruxer!

We treat bruxism with comfortable and easy-to-wear mouthguards. We can craft one custom fit to you that lets you sleep easy and wake in the morning without any of the pain you’ve felt in the past! Treating bruxism is important because eventually it can lead to loosened and lost teeth!

Trauma

An injury to a tooth seems like it would be big and visible but that isn’t always the case! Teeth can crack for a variety of reasons and even though the cracks might be invisible to the naked eye they can still cause a lot of pain!

We can treat traumatically damaged teeth in a variety of ways depending on the severity of the injury. Crowns and resin bonding can both protect and restore a damaged tooth. In extreme cases extraction may be required but those cases are few and far between.

Fast Treatment Is Essential!

We consider toothaches to be a dental emergency, and we try our hardest to see emergency patients the same day they call! With prompt treatment we can relieve your pain and get you feeling completely pain-free!

If you have a toothache or any other kind of oral pain don’t wait another minute! Call Edgewood Dental Care today at 859-474-7830! If you have a non-emergency treatment need you can request an appointment by filling out our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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