Causes of Dental Pain

Causes of Dental Pain

What might be causing your tooth to hurt and some possible solutions.

We might clean our teeth every morning and night, floss diligently and take care to have regular dental check ups in order to keep our teeth strong and healthy.

By doing these things, we are certainly getting our oral health care off to a good start, but, even with this diligent routine, dental pain can strike, often when we least expect it to do so.

Sometimes, the reason for this pain might be clear but it still needs to be checked-out by an experienced local dentist, such as those at Blue Sky Dental, to ensure that the right diagnosis and treatment are given.

Potential Causes

If you live in Chelmsford, Essex and are suffering from toothache or pain in the area of a tooth; whilst you may wish to take a painkiller to relieve the pain, you should also call our Chelmsford dental practice immediately so that we can see you as soon as possible.

The following are some of the potential causes of toothache which the dentist will consider….

Dental decay – This is one of the most common causes of a toothache and occurs when the enamel has been damaged or eroded, exposing the softer dentin to infection.

In many cases, this is caused by a diet which is high in sugars and which is known to be a leading cause of many dental issues.

Depending on the degree of decay, the tooth may be filled or, if more significant significantly damaged, a dental crown added or even a tooth extraction if it is beyond saving.

Broken tooth – Whilst a broken tooth can be caused by decay, it is also likely to happen through an accident such as a fall or perhaps during contact sports.

In many cases, the breakage may be too significant for a filling to suffice, and here, the addition of a crown is a possible solution to restore the tooth.

Abscess – Dental abscesses can be very painful but can start out with just a slight throbbing sensation. It is important to call Blue Sky Dental in Essex to arrange an appointment as soon as you can as abscesses can cause not only pain but, potentially, other health issues too, if ignored.

The abscess itself will need to be treated either by draining or by the use of antibiotics. The likely cause however, is that the root of the tooth has become infected.

The most common treatment in this case is a root canal procedure which will remove the infected soft tissues (the pulp) and replace them with a special dental filling. The tooth will then have a crown attached to give added strength.

These are just a few of the potential causes of toothache and are just a guide to the likely solutions.

All incidents of dental pain should be checked at Blue Sky Dental in order for the correct treatment to be carried out to relieve the pain and, hopefully, where possible, save the tooth.

Please call the Chelmsford dental surgery today on 01245 211070.

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