Are you experiencing tooth pain in Annapolis?
We often have patients come to our Annapolis dentist office complaining about tooth pain. Symptoms often vary widely from one individual to another. Toothaches are a symptom of many different issues. Visit Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates for an evaluation to find the root cause of your tooth pain.
Only a licensed dentist can diagnose your issue, so visit our dentist office before coming to conclusions. Our dentists in Annapolis MD will listen to your concerns, evaluate your condition, and design a treatment plan to alleviate your pain and discomfort.
Common Causes For Tooth Pain
Sensitive teeth can cause extreme tooth pain, especially when eating hot or cold foods and drinks. For intermittent tooth sensitivity, your dentist may suggest a special tooth paste for sensitive teeth to minimize or eliminate tooth pain symptoms. Persistent tooth sensitivity that causes moderate or severe tooth pain can be a sign of tooth grinding, tooth decay or another dental problem. Your dentist will examine the affected teeth and create a personalized treatment plan.
If you are grinding your teeth, the dentist may make a special mouthguard that you wear at night to stop teeth from grinding. This night guard will be crafted from digital impressions taken of your teeth. It will only be worn during sleep. Tooth grinding can also be a sign of a TMJ disorder.
We will take the time to evaluate your jaw joints and recommend the appropriate treatment options. If you have worn teeth due to constant grinding, we can fix them with dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and more.
A tooth cavity can cause tooth pain when decay or infection reaches the tooth pulp. A dental filling is the most common type of treatment for a cavity that is causing toothache. For severe tooth decay, a painless root canal procedure may be necessary. The dentist will remove the inflamed or diseased tooth pulp and seal the tooth with a dental crown.
If the pain is causing swelling or fever, you may have an abscessed tooth. This is a serious condition that causes infection of the tooth pulp as well as surrounding gum and possibly bone. If you are experiencing this type of tooth pain, contact our Annapolis dental office for an appointment with one of our dentists right away.
If your tooth pain is concentrated in the jaw or face, you may have a TMJ disorder. Tooth pain can be a result of pressure in the jaw joints and/or pressure from grinding or clenching teeth.
Pain When Chewing
If you experience tooth pain when you chew or bite, you could have a cracked tooth, broken crown, or loose filling. Another cause may be a tooth cavity. Your dentist will examine your condition and create a personalized treatment plan.
Tooth Pain FAQs
How long does tooth pain usually last?
If your toothache persists for longer than two days, call our office to schedule an appointment. We can help assess what may be causing your tooth pain. In the meantime saltwater rinses may help alleviate swelling and pain.
Can salt rinse stop toothache?
One of the easiest at home solutions for a toothache is a warm salt water rinse. Saltwater can help reduce inflammation and draw out bacteria.
Why is toothache worse at night?
When sleeping and laying down, there is pressure on your mouth and other parts of the body. Laying down also causes blood to rush to the head causing a throbbing sensation if you already have any swelling. This increased pressure and excess blood may worsen the effects of a toothache at night.
How do I know what is causing my tooth pain?
There are a variety of things that may be causing your tooth pain. The only way to know for sure is to schedule an appointment with a professional who will be able to diagnose and treat your pain.
How can I sleep with a toothache?
The best way to sleep with a toothache is with your head elevated. This will promote blood flow and reduce pain and inflammation if any is present.
Is heat or cold better for tooth pain?
Apply ice to the affected area to decrease discomfort and reduce swelling. Use a plastic bag with one or two ice cubes to apply cold pressure to the painful area or the outside of the cheek that covers the tooth. Sugary foods and drinks, as well as heating packs, could make your toothache worse so you should avoid these factors.
We are your local Annapolis dentist office. Dr. Lee, Dr. Bonfiglio, and Dr. Vesely focus highly on your comfort. We will give you a smile you are proud to show off. Give us a call at (410) 989-8298, or request an appointment online today.