What is Causing My Tooth Pain?
By Your Family Dentist, PC
March 04, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: tooth pain  

Tooth pain has many causes. Here at Your Family Dentist in Peoria, AZ, Dr. Yati Yadav can uncover the problem behind yours. You may need root canal therapy or another restorative service.

Your oral health

Its greatest enemy is bacteria. It can invade your tooth enamel and gum tissue, causing:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth loss
  • Dental abscess (infection)

However, there are other reasons for dental pain, including:

  • A cracked tooth
  • Foreign material lodged between teeth
  • Dental sensitivity from thin enamel, recessed gum tissue, and exposed dental roots
  • Bruxism (clenching and grinding your teeth)
  • Sinus infection
  • Jaw joint problems such as TMJ/TMD
  • Impacted tooth (one encased in the gum tissue and bone)
  • Oral trauma from a sports accident, MVA, or falls

Determining the causes

To understand if your toothache stems from one or more of these issues, Dr. Yadav will examine your teeth and gums, take digital X-rays and of course, ask you about your symptoms. Tell Dr. Yadav when your pain starts and what may relieve it. You should describe its severity and what additional symptoms, such as an earache, may accompany it.

Treating your tooth pain

Your treatment depends on your diagnosis. Sometimes, only dental extraction can cure a toothache. However, Dr. Yadav is an expert in restorative dentistry, offering these modern services:

  • Tooth-colored fillings, made from glass ionomer, porcelain, or composite resin, to repair dental decay durably and beautifully
  • Porcelain crowns made from high-grade ceramic to custom-cover decayed, abscessed, or injured teeth
  • Root canal therapy (performed entirely in our Peoria, AZ, office) removes the diseased pulp, cleanses, disinfects, and seals all interior chambers, and crowns the tooth to maximize appearance and longevity
  • Composite resin bonding to repair chips, cracks, and other potentially damaging defects
  • Porcelain veneers, to strengthen weak tooth structure and beautify its appearance

Additionally, Dr. Yadav offers orthodontic services and bite guards which correct dental occlusion (how teeth meet together) and cushion teeth clenching and grinding. Rest assured, your diagnosis and treatment will be exactly what you need to feel better and optimize your oral health for the long term.

Keeping pain away

Key preventive care includes:

  • Daily flossing and brushing
  • A tooth-sparing diet, low in sugar, carbs, and acids
  • No smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Fluoride toothpaste, in-office treatments, and fluoridated water
  • Dental sealants
  • Six-month examinations and cleanings with your family dentist

We're here for you

For sudden dental pain or other emergencies, please call Your Family Dentist for a consultation on root canal therapy and the other restorative services we offer in our Peoria, AZ, office. We are celebrating 15 years of service to our wonderful patients. Phone the office at (623) 878-3300.

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