One of the most common reasons for you to see a dentist is tooth pain or discomfort. Tooth pain should never be ignored. It is often an indication that something is wrong with your oral cavity, and the problem could worsen without treatment. Here are the top reasons why you may be experiencing discomfort in your tooth.
An Impacted Tooth
If you have wisdom teeth or third molars, then you may experience discomfort from an impacted tooth. Wisdom teeth are in the back of the mouth in the lower or upper region. It is possible to have between one and four wisdom teeth, and you may need to have these teeth removed to prevent swelling in the gums and infection in the jawbone. Removing impacted teeth as fast as possible is the best way to avoid dental malocclusions because the teeth can push your other teeth out of alignment.
Infected Gum Tissue
When you have gingivitis, you will have bleeding and swollen gums and extensive tooth pain. When you suspect that you have gum disease, don’t delay treatment because the condition will get worse and can potentially lead to a loss of teeth. Our team will examine your mouth to determine what type of treatment is necessary to eliminate gingivitis. You will likely require oral antibiotics along with extensive teeth cleaning that will include scraping away the bacteria and cutting away infected gum tissue.
An Injury To a Tooth
If you chip, crack, break or dislocate a tooth, then you should seek emergency medical treatment. Experts recommend repairing a damaged tooth within an hour to avoid having dying nerves or infected dental roots. When you have a dental emergency, contact your dentist’s office with its special after-hours telephone number and prepare to go to the dental facility immediately.
Dental Decay In Your Teeth
When you have dental decay in a tooth, it will often lead to chronic or intermittent discomfort. By visiting a dental facility right away, you can have a small cavity filled right away without the need for sedation. If you have a larger cavity, then you may need to have the interior portion of the tooth removed so that you can have a customized dental crown placed over the shell of the tooth. In many cases, you can have a dental crown made and applied in one day.
Are You Grinding Your Teeth?
If you are grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw at night, this is condition referred to as Bruxism. With Bruxism, you may experience jaw pain or even broken or damaged teeth. Our facility has a specialized Bruxism treatment plan. Come visit Dr. Dana Walters DDS in Hilliard, Ohio, and you can call us at 614-771-6172 to make an appointment today.