Your tooth aches...not all the time, but sometimes, and intensely. What's happening here? At Artistic and Family Dental Center in Denver, CO, your dentists, Drs. Wilk and Revoir, want to you see you as soon as possible. Toothaches aren't normal, and you need examination, diagnosis and treatment.
Reasons for toothache pain
Dental pain signals an underlying problem. It could be something as simple as a little fragment of food lodged beneath the gums. Or, you may have something serious going on with your tooth structure or gum health. Additionally, pain may refer from your sinuses, jaw joint or other area of the head or neck.
Common causes for toothaches include:
- Dental sensitivity to pressure, heat, cold or sugar caused by gum disease, decay, exposed roots or thin enamel
- Deep decay
- Multiple restorations, such as fillings and crowns, which are deteriorating
- Dental abscess, an infection of the interior tooth pulp
- Traumatic injury (crack, deep chip, lateral displacement of the teeth)
- Impacted teeth (most notably, the third molars, or wisdom teeth)
- Poor dental bite (how your teeth close together)
- Bruxism, unconscious teeth clenching and grinding
Addressing the problem
Dr. Steven Wilk and Dr. Jeffrey Revoir are fully qualified in the restorative dental services you need to resolve your toothache. They use precise digital imaging and careful visual inspection to determine the underlying problem and to plan your care.
They offer tooth-colored fillings, root canal therapy, porcelain crowns, LANAP laser gum treatment, TMJ/TMD treatment and clear Invisalign aligners to correct orthodontic problems. Together, you'll decide on your best restorative option to relieve pain and preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible.
Prevention is important
Plan great preventive care to avoid toothache pain. At home, eat a healthy diet, brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss daily to remove the food residues which cause gum disease and tooth decay.
Also, wear a customized bite guard if you clench and grind your teeth. And, of course, anyone who plays contact sports should wear an acrylic mouth guard consistently.
Finally, see your dentist in his Denver office twice a year. He'll examine your teeth and gums, check you for oral cancer and recommend services which protect and beautify your smile. You'll also receive a thorough and refreshing cleaning, too.
Contact our Denver office
Dr. Steven Wilk and Dr. Jeffery Revoir are caring dentists who love seeing healthy, pain-free smiles. So, contact them whenever you have dental discomfort or any concern whatsoever about your oral health. We proudly serve patients in Denver, Hampden, Hampden South, University Hills, and Southmoor Park, CO. We are open Monday through Saturday. Phone (303) 758-2980.