I’ve been a loyal patient at this dental practice since the ’80s, and my recent annual cleaning reaffirmed why. Cindy, the dental hygienist, provided exceptional care. Her gentle touch and genuine concern for my comfort made the cleaning a breeze. I’ve always received top-notch service here, and Cindy’s expertise is a shining example of their commitment to patient satisfaction. Highly recommend this practice for their outstanding staff and long-standing dedication to dental health.
Yesterday was National Toothache Day. We’ll admit it, even our dentists aren’t sure how to celebrate it. Certainly not with cake and balloons. It does seem like a great way time to remind you of all the ways we can treat your toothache, so you’ll start feeling better ASAP.
First, the good news. You can lessen the odds of getting a toothache by taking some common-sense measures. Brush twice a day and floss regularly. Visit our office every six months for an exam and cleaning. Don’t bite down on ice, popcorn kernels, or other hard substances. Never use your teeth to open a package or perform a similar task.
Accidents do happen, so it’s still possible for you to get a toothache. If you do, call us ASAP and we’ll do our best to see you that same day. You’ll even be able to reach a dentist outside business hours, if it’s an emergency.
In the meantime, see how we can stop your pain and get you back on track to excellent oral health. Our dentists can:
- Treat Dental Decay – Cavities can cause dental pain. Your dentist can repair a cavity with a composite filling. Unlike a metal filling, it will blend into your smile so no one will notice it. If you have a large cavity, we may recommend using a dental crown instead.
- Fix a Cracked or Broken Tooth – Crowns are one of the most versatile dental restorations. They can fix all kinds of damage, including cracks and breaks. It’s important to see us right away if you damage a tooth in this way, because bacteria can get inside your tooth through these openings.
- Remove Infection – If bacteria does get inside a tooth, it will cause a painful infection. The infection not only hurts, it can also cause you to lose a tooth if not addressed in a timely manner. Root canal treatment will remove the infection and save your tooth. We’ll numb your mouth and you can receive sedation to stay relaxed while we work, if you’d like.
- Extract a Damaged Tooth – In some cases, the best option is to remove a tooth. Our team always uses a gentle touch and local anesthesia to numb your mouth so you won’t feel a thing. We can also offer you sedation – either laughing gas or an oral sedative.
- Stop Teeth Grinding – If you grind your teeth at night, you are putting a lot of pressure on your teeth. It can give you a toothache and may even cause chips, cracks, or other damage. The good news is, your dentist can fit you for a custom-made night guard. When you wear this, it will protect your teeth from grinding.