Toothaches can range from mild to severe, and can have a variety of causes. At Pioneer Dentistry of Conroe, you can depend on our help to relieve the pain and other complications that can result from a toothache.
A cavity, especially if it’s large enough, may result in a toothache. Similarly, if you have a cavity that has already been treated with a filling, that filling may come loose and fall out. In both cases, you have a cavity that can be uncomfortable. The answer is very simple: a new or replacement filling. Other common reasons for a toothache include a chipped or cracked tooth, which may expose the nerve. The proper solution is to measure you for and create a crown that will cover the tooth and protect the nerve. Since impressions taken at our Conroe dental office have to be sent to the dental lab to have your permanent crown made, you will be fitted with a temporary one to mitigate your toothache in the meantime. When the protective layers of your tooth are breached by bacteria, you can get an infection inside the tooth, down in the pulp at the base. The pain you can experience, which can be excruciating in the worst cases, is evident when you chew or apply pressure to the tooth. Root canal therapy is required to alleviate your suffering and also to save the tooth. There is no need to worry, though. Modern techniques and equipment used at our Conroe dental office mean you will notice little or even no pain at all during the process. Other causes of a toothache are jaw issues, like TMJ disorder, and the effects of gum disease.
Contact our Conroe dental office when you have a toothache. We will make sure you are seen in a timely manner.