Treating Tooth Pain in Palm Harbor, Trinity, East Lake and Surrounding Communities
Whether it’s a constant ache, sharp twinge, or dull throb, tooth pain is distracting, relentless, and potentially serious. A few over-the-counter toothache remedies or analgesics might provide you some temporary relief, but if you want to fully eliminate tooth pain, you’ll have to determine the cause.
That means it’s time to visit your cosmetic dentist at Prestige Dentistry near East Lake in either Palm Harbor or Trinity, FL.
Your Toothache: What Are the Causes?
Decay is one of the most common causes for a toothache, according to Drs. Pielak and Horwitz. Bacteria in plaque produces acids that eat through the outer layer of your teeth, (called the enamel), and eventually reach and inflame the sensitive nerve center of your teeth, which is called the pulp.
Your toothache might also stem from a cracked tooth, a missing filling, or wear on your teeth caused by grinding them at night.
In addition, tooth pain can also originate in the ligament, bone, and gum tissue surrounding a tooth, caused by a buildup of plaque. A tooth or whole groups of teeth can hurt from ‘referred’ or ‘radiating’ pain which is actually being caused by an earache, sinus infection, or even a heart condition.
Prevention Is the Key to Avoiding Tooth Pain
A severe toothache can prevent you from sleeping, going to work or school, and even eating normal foods. Seek tooth pain treatment as soon as possible. Regular general dentistry maintenance and checkups, as well as early treatment of dental cavities, can help you avoid toothaches and serious complications.
If you are experiencing persistent tooth pain and the typical toothache remedies have not eliminated the discomfort, call us now at the number above, or fill out the form on this page.
Whether you come to our office in Trinity or Palm Harbor, we will find the source of the problem and give you the toothache relief you need in the East Lake area. If your tooth pain feels like a dental emergency, give us a call immediately because you may need root canal therapy if the tooth is severely infected.