Dental Pain in Pasadena, Texas
You know you have a cavity. Or you have cracked a tooth. Perhaps, your gums are red, swollen, and bleed after flossing. Or that nagging toothache you’ve had for months won’t seem to go away. A large group of people hate going to the dentist. These people avoid handling the tooth pain that keeps them in constant discomfort. We encourage you to call out Pasadena, Texas dental office if you are having a toothache. Teeth are vital for overall health and well-being. Plus, teeth allow us to enjoy the foods we love and are important for a beautiful smile.
During your appointment, your teeth, mouth, and gums will be thoroughly checked out. Your dentist may take x-rays so the area beneath the gum line can be evaluated. Depending on the necessary course of action, the problem could be resolved in the same visit.
Common Symptoms of Tooth Pain
There are multiple causes of pain. An exam and x-rays will be needed to determine the cause and thus the solution to your dental pain. Below are some common pain symptoms and possible treatment options for each.
- Tooth decay: This is the leading cause of toothaches. The mouth is full of bacteria. These bacteria release acid as a waste product. It is this acid that can eat through the teeth, creating a cavity. The decay exposes the middle of the tooth and causes pain and temperature sensitivity.
- Sensitivity to Hot and Cold. Sensitivity to sweets: The roots of the tooth can be exposed. The roots have microscopic tubes that lead to the nerve. Tooth root exposure is very common. A lot of time this can be corrected with a sensitivity toothpaste.
- Lingering pain after drinking hot or cold liquids: The lingering intense pain could be large deep decay on a tooth. Depending on the condition of the tooth root and the extent of the decay will dictate if you need a filling or a root canal and crown.
- Swelling and abscesses: In untreated dental conditions, infected teeth or gum tissue will cause swelling. The swelling and come from an abscessed tooth. Also, the swelling can arise from periodontal disease. Of the gum tissue. After a detailed exam of the infected area, a recommended treatment will be proposed.
- Sharp pain when biting: This unbearable pain is often a sign of a cracked tooth. When you bite the fractured tooth is split open causing pain. The first step in dealing with a cracked tooth is to place a crown on the cracked tooth. The crown prevents the tooth from opening up when biting.
- Pain in the jaws when you wake up: This is a common symptom of nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism). An exam will help Dr. Nugent determine what is the best treatment.
These are only a few examples of tooth pain that we help with. Dental problems only grow in severity and cost to treat. Therefore, it is best to schedule an appointment at the first sign of a dental problem.
Why Dr. Nugent?
Irrespective of how you got your tooth pain you should seek professional dental help to eliminate your dental pain. Dr. Nugent is the owner of his dental practice. This office is not a corporate-owned dental office. We focus on providing honest and compassionate care. Dr. Nugent’s reputation in the community is amazing. Our office follows the Golden Rule, treat others how we would want to be treated. Our office emphasizes delivering the highest level of care and immediate treatment options to ensure you get out of dental pain.