There’s no such thing as a good toothache, even if some are more mild than others. They exist to alert you to a problem that needs to be addressed. Here at the practice of Roger Curtiss, DDS, you can depend on expert, gentle care for your Greenlawn toothache.
The common causes of toothaches are things that cause a breach of the protective layers that exist to keep your tooth from pain. Those layers are the enamel on the outside and the dentin right beneath it. There are four typical ways that your barriers are compromised, and they are a cavity (especially if it’s a big one), a lost filling (or one that has come loose), a chipped tooth, or a cracked tooth. The nerve of your tooth and the pulp are located inside at the base, and once they are exposed, you are likely to experience a Greenlawn toothache. The even bigger concern is that bacteria will find their way inside and lead to the pulp becoming inflamed or infected. In that case, the pain may increase significantly, and become excruciating. The best thing you can do when you have a Greenlawn toothache is to have it examined quickly. If the solution is a new or replacement filling, that can be accomplished in a single session, sending you on your way with a fully restored tooth. A crown requires a return trip, though a temporary one is fitted to protect the tooth in the meantime. The longer your inner tooth is left vulnerable, the greater the chance is that the result will be an infection and root canal therapy, which is the way to treat it. If so, be assured that it’s done under local anesthesia with advanced techniques and equipment so that you experience optimal comfort and very little to no pain.
We’re prepared to have you seen in a timely manner when pain strikes your tooth. So contact us and we will take care of it.