The Causes and Treatments for Dental Pain

Sensitive teeth or tooth pain can be an invasive issue that makes it hard to concentrate at work or sleep at night. Our Snellville Ga dental office is focused on comfortable dental services and treatments for dental pain. If you’re teeth or gums are hurting, something isn’t quite right. You’ll need a great dental professional to take handle your dental problems and get you out of dental pain.

Parkway Dental provides a number of services for you to get the care you need. We’re focused on your comfort first and foremost. Today we want to show you how we can handle dental emergencies and the other ways we’re treating dental pain. If you’re in pain or need services right away, give us a call at 770-676-1122. Our team will guide you through your treatment and provide long-lasting solutions.

Here are some reasons teeth might be sensitive:

Resolve Aches from Cavities, Big or Small

Dental decay is one of biggest problems we see in our office. A majority of Americans will have cavities. This occurs whenever the decay eats through the enamel of the tooth. No one tooth is the same, and everyone has different pain tolerance. Patients can have sensitivity from small cavities, and from big cavities. A small cavity can usually be restored with a tooth-colored filling. This filling material matches the natural shade of your tooth and actually strengthens the tooth.

The enamel is hardest substance in the body and protects your dentin, dental pulp, and nerves. Whenever an infection isn’t stopped, it can make its way to the root or dental pulp. Infected dental pulp or an abscess at the root of the tooth can cause significant pain or discomfort. This infection, too, needs to be stopped or it can spread to other teeth. Root canal therapy eliminates the infection from the root. After a root canal, we’ll use a dental crown to protect the tooth. A crown will make the tooth functional for years.

Get Rid of Pain in the Gums

Gum sensitivity or bleeding gums are symptoms of a serious problem known as gum disease. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss and can get extremely uncomfortable if left untreated. About half of all adults 30 or older will struggle with gum disease, and that percentage rises to 70 percent for those 65 and older. Gum disease is also connected to serious health problems like heart disease and diabetes.

Parkway Dental is helping patients overcome gum infections with nonsurgical root planing and scaling. This is when we remove bacteria and tartar from beneath the gum line to stop the infection from spreading throughout the mouth.

Eliminate Discomfort From Grinding or Clenching Teeth  

There are millions of Americans who grind or clench their teeth at night. This is an involuntary act that often leads to tooth pain, headaches, ear pains, jaw pains, gum recession, even dental fractures or breaks. People with clenching or grinding often have TMD, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction. This joint is at work every time we eat, laugh, speak, or even smile. We use this joint hundreds of times a day.  

To help take the pressure off the joint, we can craft a special oral appliance for you to wear at night. The appliance prevents the teeth from touching while you sleep. Our patients find the appliance comfortable and easy to use. It’s also easy to travel with, so it’s great for people who are constantly on the go.

If you have tenderness in your mouth or constant pain, you need to address the issue as soon as possible. We want to give you a better smile that you’ll be proud to show off. Just give us a call today at 770-676-1122 to schedule an appointment.

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