When you have a toothache that is unrelenting, it is hard to think of anything else. Tooth pain can keep you awake at night and make it difficult to concentrate during the day. Teeth should not hurt – if you are experiencing tooth pain, it is a sign of dental problems. Dr. Gutierrez and our team at Majestic Smile Studio offer effective tooth pain treatment at our dental center in Yorba Linda, CA.
Causes of Toothaches
Each tooth has nerve roots inside the tooth and nerves in the tissues surrounding the teeth. If you have dental pain, nerves send these signals to the brain. Tooth pain is often due to tooth decay or infection that is irritating the nerve roots inside the tooth. Thinning enamel or cracks in the tooth can make it sensitive to cold or heat, resulting in an aching tooth.
While an occasional toothache may not be a serious issue, if you have continual tooth pain, it is a sign of oral health problems. All tooth pain should be evaluated to determine if you need dental treatment to protect your oral health.
Tooth pain treatment depends on the cause of the discomfort. Many times, tooth decay or cavities can cause tooth sensitivity. Removing the decay and filling the cavity can fix the problem. Tooth infections are more serious and may require a root canal procedure to remove the infected tissue to stop the pain and protect the tooth from loss.
If tooth pain is caused by damage to the tooth, a repair to fix a cracked, chipped or broken tooth may be needed. This can require fillings, bonding, inlays, onlays or dental crowns, depending on the extent of the tooth damage.
You do not need to live with tooth pain. First, you need a diagnosis of what is causing your toothache. At Majestic Smile Studio, we have an experienced dental team and advanced diagnostic tools to determine the cause of your tooth pain. We can also fix most dental pain conditions the same day you come in. Contact our office in Yorba Linda, CA, today to schedule your tooth pain consultation and exam.