What is Causing My Tooth Pain?
posted: May 22, 2020.
Struggling with tooth pain? While there are many reasons why you may be dealing with a toothache, here at Southshore Dental in Trenton, MI, our dentists, Dr. Mehul Patel and Dr. Heba Abuhussein, are able to help. Read on to learn about the possible causes of your tooth pain and what we can do to treat it.
You have a cavity
This is the most common reason people come into our dental office. A cavity is a hole in the tooth that develops as decay attacks healthy tooth enamel. During this problem's very early stages, you may not even notice that you have tooth decay; however, as decay continues to spread, it can affect the nerve of the tooth, which can lead to a pretty nasty and severe toothache. The good news is that decay can easily be removed during an appointment at our Trenton office.
You cracked your tooth
Your dental pain could actually be the result of a cracked or broken tooth. If your tooth happens to break off, it’s important to collect the pieces and place them in a container to bring with you to our office. Larger pieces may be bonded back on the tooth; however, more severe cracks or breaks may require a dental crown to preserve the damaged tooth.
You grind your teeth
Many people grind their teeth while sleeping and don’t even know that they are doing it; however, people who grind their teeth often deal with jaw pain, stiff or sore facial muscles, headaches, and sometimes even a shocking zap of pain when biting down. Fortunately, our dentists can even provide you with a custom-made nightguard to protect your teeth from the pain of grinding.
It’s important that you address a toothache as soon as possible since many of these problems will only become worse without treatment. Right now, our dentist and his team are still providing emergency dentistry to everyone living in and around Trenton, MI. If you are dealing with a toothache, please call Southshore Dental at (734) 675-0585.