Toothache Pain Treatment
by Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead
Many Glendale residents suffer needlessly with toothache pain, rather than see a dentist for a proper diagnosis. A visit to a Glendale dentist may reveal that your toothache is being caused by a sinus infection, or a disorder of the jaw, and that there is nothing wrong with your actual tooth. Only a dentist can determine the underlying cause of the toothache and formulate a toothache treatment plan.
There can be numerous causes for a toothache, but the most frequent cause is tooth decay. Tooth decay begins when leftover food particles result in the growth of acid producing bacteria, which over time can dissolve tooth enamel, eventually forming cavities.
Once a cavity has formed, the tooth must be restored or it will result in toothache pain. In the early stages a cavity may not be painful, but it will progress to pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold, and eventually a continuous toothache, which can become excruciating.
Many Glendale residents still associate a toothache with the need to have a tooth extracted. The irony is that if they see a dentist regularly, and don’t ignore toothache pain, there is very little chance they will need tooth extraction. Today’s modern Glendale AZ toothache dental treatments can save many teeth that would have been lost just a few decades ago.
You should never ignore a toothache, since it can eventually result in an abscessed tooth. An abscessed tooth can be extremely painful and requires immediate dental treatment to stop the spread of the infection. In a worst case scenario, if an abscessed tooth is left untreated the bacteria can enter the bloodstream. If the tooth is badly infected, your Glendale dentist may prescribe antibiotics along with dental treatment.
Don’t continue to suffer with toothache pain when help is available. Many dentists provide sedation for anxious patients, and will also set up a payment plan if necessary. There is no longer any reason to live with a Glendale toothache.
Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead
Glendale, Arizona 85308