Toothaches in Miamisburg
Toothaches are very common, and can be caused by a number of different issues. The pain of a toothache can be unbearable, and distract you from work, school, and your day-to-day life. At Miamisburg Family Dentistry, Dr. Almoney and Dr. Brown can help you get the treatment you need for relief.
What Causes Toothaches? Understanding The Basics
A toothache is any kind of pain or discomfort in or around your tooth. It can be caused by a number of different health conditions, which range from minor to severe:
- Tooth decay – As your enamel wears away, the nerve-filled tissue in your tooth could be exposed, which can cause pain and discomfort.
- Abscessed (infected) tooth – An abscessed tooth can be caused by tooth decay or an impact injury. This occurs when the enamel and dentin have been damaged, and the interior of the tooth has become seriously infected.
- Damaged fillings – A damaged filling can lead to a tooth infection, or rub against your tooth causing pain and discomfort.
- Teeth grinding (bruxism) – Teeth grinding wears your teeth down, and can also cause damage and discomfort to the underlying tooth structure, due to the high pressure and strain caused by bruxism.
- Infected gums – If your gums are infected, your teeth may become loose and damaged, which can cause tooth sensitivity and toothaches
There are also some more minor causes of toothaches, like bruising around your tooth, or having a large particle of food stuck between your teeth.
When Should I See A Dentist About My Toothache?
As a rule, we suggest seeing a dentist if:
- Your toothache lasts longer than a day or two
- The pain is severe and seems to be getting worse
- You have any other symptoms, like an earache, fever, or pain when you open your mouth wide
- You notice any swelling or discoloration around the aching tooth
What Are My Options For Treatment?
This depends on the cause of your toothache. You may need a root canal to eliminate your tooth infection, or a night guard to prevent you from grinding your teeth. A damaged filling will need to be repaired or replaced with a dental crown. If you have gum disease, treatment will involve a deep cleaning and a customized oral care regimen.
During your appointment at Miamisburg Family Dental, Dr. Brown or Dr. Almoney will conduct a thorough, comprehensive oral exam, and take X-rays to determine the root cause of your toothache in order to treat it appropriately.
Contact Us Now – Don’t Let A Toothache Interfere With Your Life!
Toothaches are uncomfortable and inconvenient, and are almost always a sign that there is a deeper issue with your teeth. If you don’t get treatment now, things will only get worse. You could end up losing your tooth altogether.
Get in touch with Miamisburg Family Dental now at (937) 866-5501, or come to our office at 306 E Linden Ave, Miamisburg, OH 45342 for an appointment.