Tooth Pain Relief
Any type of pain or discomfort can make a person miserable. However, toothache pain can seem to make you feel particularly drained with agony. The dental team at Parklane Family Dentistry understands this, and we work to eliminate your tooth pain as quickly as possible.
There are several reasons why a tooth may cause discomfort. Even though decay attacking the nerve of a tooth is one of the main reasons people get toothaches, it isn’t the only reason. Gum recession may expose the root of a tooth. This exposure makes the tooth more susceptible to decay, and it can also make the tooth more sensitive to temperature changes. Periodontal therapy will help eliminate the problem.
Some people have sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages. They will have pain when teeth come in contact to certain foods or drinks. Several things can cause tooth sensitivity. First among them is tooth decay. Cleaning out the decay and filling the tooth should stop the pain. A tooth may also be sensitive due to enamel erosion. This can happen with bruxism, or teeth grinding. If bruxism is the cause, a nightguard worn while sleeping will halt the erosion.
Special desensitizing toothpastes may be prescribed to help stop the pain that tooth sensitivity can cause. These products essentially act as blocks to the sensitivity triggers. They also help to strengthen the enamel.
When the teeth are being realigned through orthodontics, you may have some discomfort. This usually subsides after a few days as the teeth make adjustment to the new position.
Sinus infections can also cause tooth pain. If you have had nasal congestion and feel tooth pain on your upper jaw, you may actually be experiencing the symptoms of a sinus problem. In this case, a trip to the doctor to get your sinus infection in check is required.
Treatment for Jaw Pain
Jaw pain is often the result of teeth grinding or clenching. This puts extra strain on the temporomandibular joint. Easing the stress is usually accomplished by using a nightguard to keep the teeth from meeting while you are sleeping.
Jaw pain can also be the result of trauma to the joint. When you experience jaw pain, have it examined to find out the root cause. Proper diagnosis is the first step in getting effective treatment. Contact Parklane Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment for you or a member of your family.