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A severe toothache is usually an indication of a serious problem, especially a toothache that persists for days at a time. Sometimes a simple filling can repair the damage, but more serious issues could require a crown or even a root canal.
There are several reasons for a toothache, and depending on what’s causing the pain, there are different treatments available as well. You may be experiencing pain from any of the following causes:
- Abnormal bite or grinding teeth.
- An abscessed tooth (infection).
- Gum diseases.
- Trauma, such as a damaged tooth or broken filling.
If you grind your teeth, over time this can cause damage that needs to be repaired. However, if caught early enough your dentist can help you correct this behavior without an operation. Often, grinding teeth are related to other issues such as an abnormal bite.
If you’re experiencing pain caused by grinding teeth, contact City Square Dental Center right away. We’ll get to the bottom of your problem and make sure you get the proper treatment.
If you have an abscess or tooth infection, a root canal may be needed. In many cases the warning signs of an abscess can be discovered during your routine dental checkup, which is why it’s important to visit your dentist regularly.
Simple tooth decay that can often be repaired by a filling will get worse if left unchecked. If it continues untreated, the decay will spread to the nerve of your tooth and will require a root canal to fix the damage.
An abscess can also develop from gum disease such as gingivitis, or trauma to the tooth if it is severely chipped or even broken. Again, in these cases you often need a root canal to fix the problem and heal your toothache once and for all.
Other Toothache Causes
Gum disease and even lesser trauma can also cause an uncomfortable toothache that will need treatment. If you experienced trauma that has left your tooth chipped or broken, we’re equipped for emergency appointments.
We’ll examine your tooth and help you decide on the right treatment, whether that means a filling, a crown or a root canal, or tooth removal.
We are currently taking on new patients, so even if you’re not already a patient, you can give us a call to set up an appointment today!