Tooth Pain ReliefNashville, TN
If you are suffering from tooth pain, then our team can help with professional care and treatment. As an emergency endodontist, we can identify the source of the pain and recommend the most effective treatment option. Toothaches can occur when you least expect it and will only get worse without professional treatment. Tooth pain relief can include a variety of techniques to remove infected dental pulp or identify the source of the pain and treat it.
Tooth pain relief is available at Sheats Endodontic Group in Nashville and the surrounding area. Not only will we address the immediate pain, but we will find a solution for long-term relief. Along with that, we will do everything we can to protect as much of the natural tooth as possible.
Call 615-526-2495 to schedule an appointment and receive the care your tooth needs.
What You Need to Know About Tooth Pain
Since there are a variety of factors that cause tooth pain, it is crucial to identify the symptoms and seek immediate treatment. From physical trauma to an infection, toothaches will most likely only get worse over time. Symptoms that are often associated with toothaches include:
- A fever
- Bad breath
- Inflammation around a tooth
- Frequent pain or soreness
- Pain when biting down on the tooth
- Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold substances
- A throbbing sensation coming from within a tooth
- Pus oozing out of a tooth
- Blood coming out of the inner layers of a tooth
No one ever wants to deal with tooth pain, but it serves an essential purpose. It is the body's way of letting you know there is something wrong with a tooth and that the tooth needs dental care. An unbearable toothache counts as a dental emergency, and it requires immediate treatment. Common causes of toothaches include:
- Tooth decay
- Damage caused by habits like teeth grinding and chewing hard items
- Trauma to the face
- An infection
Possible Options for Tooth Pain Relief
WebMD lists a variety of options for tooth pain relief that can help while waiting for an appointment. However, temporary methods will not treat the underlying issue causing the pain. We will recommend a treatment based on your unique circumstances. Treatments that will help to address toothaches include:
- Dental fillings: One possible cause of tooth pain is pain resulting from tooth decay. The decay leads to the formation of holes called cavities. These holes gradually expand, breaching the more sensitive inner layers of a tooth filled with nerve endings. Breaching the inner layers of a tooth leads to toothaches when these sensitive areas face exposure to air, saliva, or extreme temperatures. Sealing the cavity with a filling will protect the inner layers of a tooth and provide lasting relief for the pain.
- Root canal treatment: Root canal treatment can treat infected and severely damaged teeth. A root canal involves cleaning out the affected tooth’s pulp, which is in the pulp chamber within the tooth. The treated tooth will be protected with a crown or composite resin to finish off the treatment and help prevent further infection. WebMD also states that root canals have a 95% success rate.
- Restoration repairs: At times, tooth pain is the result of damaged oral restorations like a loose filling or a broken crown. When this is the case, we can help to consider options for restoring the restoration. Through the restoration process, we can help to provide lasting relief.
- Extractions: While we will do everything in our power to save as much of the natural tooth structure as possible, there are cases when an extraction is necessary. If the tooth is beyond saving, an extraction may be the most effective way to prevent the further spread of infection. Removing the infection provides pain relief and prevents the infection from spreading to other areas of the body.
Call us to Learn More Today
If you are suffering from tooth pain and need relief, call us at 615-526-2495 to schedule an appointment. We will help you find the tooth pain relief you need.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will a toothache go away on its own if it comes and goes?
While the level of tooth pain can vary daily, the underlying issue causing it will worsen as time goes by. The tooth pain might end up leading to other dental problems. For example, we can treat a toothache caused by tooth decay with fillings. When it is left untreated, the tooth will need a root canal to restore it as it becomes more damaged or infected.
When should I see a Endodontist for tooth pain relief?
Give us a call if your toothache lasts longer than two days. If the toothache causes pain around the mouth, an earache, pus around the affected tooth, or a fever, then contact us immediately.
Why is tooth pain worse at night?
Since lying down can cause increased blood flow in the brain, patients might experience more pain at night from a toothache. Along with that, another possible reason is that there are fewer distractions to keep the mind off the pain.
What happens if I do not get treatment for a toothache?
Things are going to get worse. The toothache will occur more frequently and cause more pain. The damage to the tooth will get worse. Ignoring a toothache also leads to higher dental bills.
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