Finding the Reason for Tooth Pain
Tooth pain can really put a damper on your day. It can make it hard for you to eat and drink the things you love, and it can keep you awake at night. If you have tooth pain, a visit to our expert in treatment of tooth pain in Los Angeles may be in order.
Common types of tooth pain include:
1. Fleeting sensitivity to temperature changes
This may be due to enamel erosion or gum recession, both common problems. Switching to a desensitizing toothpaste and soft-bristled brush may be all you need to reduce the pain. However, if the pain continues, give us a call so that we can rule out other more serious problems.
2. Sharp pain when biting or chewing
This type of pain is usually linked to a dental problem such as a cracked tooth, a loose filling or deep decay. A root canal or new restoration may be all that is needed to eliminate the pain.
3. Lingering pain
The pulp of the tooth may be infected or damaged. A root canal can solve this problem quickly and effectively.
4. Severe, throbbing pain
This type of pain is linked to abscesses or infections. You may also have redness, swelling and discharge from the tissues around the tooth. A root canal can save the tooth.
5. Dull ache
You may grind your teeth if you have a constant dull ache or an aching pain that is worse in the morning. We may recommend wearing a night guard when you sleep to alleviate the pressure on your teeth.
Call us now to find out more about stopping tooth pain or to make your appointment with our team.
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