Should I See My Dentist About A Toothache?

Is it wise to wait out a toothache, or should you bring discomfort to your dentist’s attention as soon as possible? While a toothache can be triggered by something that is not an oral health issue – you could have pain related to a sinus problem, for example – it is a concern when pain does not subside after a short time. It is also concerning to have pain that feels severe enough to disrupt your day or stop you from comfortably eating. Simply put, if you think your tooth pain is a sign that something is really wrong, you should see your dentist. Sunny Smiles is ready to help patients in this situation. For times when patients need to visit someone with little advance notice, we can even offer emergency dental services.

How Can I Tell If A Toothache Is Serious Enough To Call For Dental Treatment?

A toothache that causes an alarming amount of pain or persists for several days is cause for concern. It can be difficult to know what makes something too serious to ignore, but if you think the problem warrants a call to the dentist’s office, you should see it through. Ignoring a potentially serious problem can lead to tooth loss, as well as the spread of bacteria beyond the tooth. If that spread of harmful microbes does occur, it can create more oral health issues that have to be addressed.

How Root Canal Therapy Resolves Problems With Tooth Pain

Tooth pain is often a consequence of a tooth becoming infected, either because of an untreated cavity or due to complications from physical harm. At our practice, we can evaluate you to see if an infection has developed. To address the problem, we will provide root canal therapy to remove bacteria and take care of infected tissues within. Once we do this, we can proceed to restore your smile by providing a custom restoration for your tooth.

Restoring Your Tooth After A Procedure Is Performed

Dental crowns provide an impressive amount of protection for vulnerable teeth. Unlike fillings, which only cover an affected area, crowns completely surround teeth above the gum line. Your crown will be custom-made to fit in order to keep it secure and avoid issues with neighboring teeth. To preserve your smile, we can recommend that you receive a restoration made from material that can imitate healthy enamel.

Reach Out To Sunny Smiles To Discuss Tooth Pain

Tooth pain is not something to ignore, as it can occur because of a serious dental health issue. If you are in a situation where you think you need to see your dentist, you can reach out to us to schedule care, even if the situation feels like a dental emergency. To find out more, please contact Sunny Smiles at our Dyer St office in El Paso, TX by calling 915-859-7000.