What causes dental pain?
Dental pain can result from various different causes including injuries and accidents, infections and abscesses, gum disease and decay. Whatever the issue, we can help to ease pain and treat the cause as quickly as we can.
If you’ve slipped or fallen or you’ve suffered an injury when playing sport, for example, dental pain may result from a damaged or broken tooth. If you experience sudden pain, sensitivity or throbbing pain around a single tooth, this may be down to a cavity, an infection or a dental abscess. Sometimes, dental pain can also occur if a filling is damaged, the enamel has become worn through acid erosion or if you have been grinding your teeth during the night.
What can we do for dental pain?
There are various treatments we can use to ease dental pain and prevent it from returning in the future. In cases of cavities and decay, the most common treatment is a filling. If the decay is more extensive and the pulp section of the tooth is infected, root canal treatment may be recommended and this will usually be followed by crown treatment.
In the event of a tooth being broken, we may recommend crown treatment to restore strength to the tooth and protect it from further damage. Crowns sit over the tooth and can be colour matched using ceramics such as porcelain for a very natural result.
If you have a dental abscess, there is a good chance that you will be suffering from dental pain. Abscesses are fluid-filled sores, which contain pus and tend to be very sore. If you have an abscess, it’s important to see your dentist so that they can treat it. Unlike other abscesses, dental abscesses cannot be treated by doctors because they require a different type of procedure. Dental abscesses must be drained and removed.
If you’re in pain, don’t suffer in silence! Come and see us, call now to make an appointment.