TOOTH PAIN

Dental pain is one of the severe most pains in human body and we wish nobody ever suffer from it. The moment you experience this discomfort, just drop down at our c;linic where our dental experts do their best to relieve pain within minutes

WHAT CAUSES TOOTH PAIN?

A toothache or tooth pain can be caused by an irritation to the nerve in the root of your tooth. Common issues related to tooth pain include an infection of the tooth (abscess), tooth decay, or injury to the tooth. 

Decay in almost all cases will only continue to progress, further compromising and weakening a tooth. Typically caries (cavities) will not hurt until they infect the pulp (nerve) of the tooth. At this point, typically more involved and expensive dentistry could be indicated. 

You may be experiencing a high bite (or hyperocclusion) following restorative dentistry, or if your bite changes. Your bite will not correct on its own, and you will need to have your bite checked and occlusion adjusted.

TOOTHACHE SYMPTOMS

You may experience pain while chewing (pressure sensitivity), have hot or cold sensitivity (which may linger), have bleeding, swelling, or throbbing. Pain may travel through your jaw, and into your ear as well. 

HOW CAN YOU PREVENT A TOOTHACHE?

At Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry, we believe in prevention. By detecting infections, failing restorations or broken teeth, we can help you achieve your best oral health and prevent a troublesome toothache. This includes coming in for dental cleanings and examinations, having a healthy diet, and home care.

SOLUTIONS TO TOOTHACHES INCLUDE: 

  • Bite adjustments (high bite) – also known as an equilibration. Equilibrations can be limited to one tooth, multiple teeth or all of your teeth to correct bite issues.

  • Desensitizer application

  • Root Surface Filling

  • Gum Grafting (recession)

  • Root Canal (pulpitis or abscess): If an abscess is present, or the nerve is experiencing an irreversible inflammation (irreversible pulpitis) your tooth may require a root canal.

  • Retreatment of Previous Root Canal (abscess)

  • Apicoectomy (abscess) 

FIND TOOTH PAIN RELIEF 

Given the wide variety of tooth pain, it’s important to work with Dr. Lepore to perform an examination in order to diagnose the issue, and develop a treatment plan that best meet your oral health needs. Tooth pain is a signal that something is wrong, and waiting on treatment can result in further issues.