Here at the office of Lakeside Smiles, some of the most common reasons that patients visit us seeking treatment from our expert Beechwood family dentist is because they are experiencing toothache symptoms. If you are ever feeling pain in a tooth, whether it is dull, or mild, or sharp and biting—whether the pain is constant or fleeting, you should always seek the professional opinion of our Beechwood family dentist. Toothaches are almost always indicative of a larger problem occurring that needs dental treatment in order to be resolved, so you should not wait too long for your symptoms to go away on their own, because it is likely that they will not, and likely that they will only get worse if they are not treated.
One major reason why toothaches occur is because the tooth is decayed. Tooth decay happens when bacteria like tartar and plaque release an acid that eats away at the tooth’s enamel, leaving small holes of decay called cavities in its wake. Teeth can become extra sensitive and can cause you pain if they are decayed. Another common cause of toothache is if a tooth is broken or cracked. Teeth can break or crack when you chew something hard, when you use your teeth to open something, as a result of trauma to the face, and more. If the tooth is broken or cracked, you are likely to experience sharper pain, and increased pain while biting down. If the pulp of the tooth becomes infected because it has been exposed because of a crack or break, then the pain is likely to be even worse. You should seek treatment from our Beechwood family dentist right away so that we can keep the tooth from becoming any more damaged.
If you are interested in learning more about your dental health and some basic health topics, as well as reading through information about all of the related services provided by our Beechwood family dentist, we encourage you to visit the main Lakeside Smiles website to browse through some additional details. If you have any specific questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with our staff, do not hesitate to contact us for assistance. You can reach us either by giving us a call at the office, or sending us a message online. We look forward to working with you.