Don’t Ignore Dental Pain
Toothaches can range from mild to severe, but no matter the degree of pain, they should not be ignored. Even a slight toothache may be a sign of a bigger problem or, if left untreated, can turn into one. It’s the persistent and increasing pain and discomfort that needs to be addressed.
Toothaches can be caused by a variety of conditions, such as tooth decay or more severe issues like a broken tooth. No matter the problem, we offer treatments that can treat and heal the pain. There are also things you can do at home to ease the discomfort until you can be seen at our practice.
Some common treatments performed to fix the problems causing tooth pain are:
- Professional dental cleaning and restoration of crowns or fillings to treat tooth decay in its early stages and avoid pain and more complex treatments.
- Scaling, planing, and root canal: These techniques, used to treat periodontitis, get rid of the problems and pain caused by gum disease.
- Orthodontic treatments or surgery to fix malocclusion and more complicated cases of impacted teeth, jaw misalignments, or temporomandibular disorders.
- Specialized treatments: If the cause for the pain is linked to a systemic condition, your team of health professionals can work together to locate the problem and help stop the pain.
- Over-the-counter medications: Antibiotics, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen are temporary pain relievers. However, these medications rarely address the root cause of your pain.
- Salt-water rinse to alleviate pain and prevent further infections, until professional treatment is given.
- Cold compress to reduce swelling and pain.
Our goal is to make sure your oral health is in check. And remember, don’t ignore the warning signs that something may be wrong with your teeth. Please call our Burton office if you feel ongoing pain or discomfort, and we will be happy to get you in as soon as possible.