Don't Let Tooth Pain Ruin Your Day (Or Night)

Don't Let Tooth Pain Ruin Your Day (Or Night)

Tooth pain can be one of the most uncomfortable and persistent types of pain a person can experience. It can range from mild sensitivity to excruciating pain, and can be caused by a variety of factors, including tooth decay, gum disease, tooth abscess, and injury to the tooth or jaw. If left untreated, tooth pain can lead to serious oral health issues, and may even require extensive dental procedures.

One of the best ways to address tooth pain is to visit a dentist. Dentists have the expertise and tools necessary to diagnose and treat tooth pain, and can help patients achieve long-term oral health. At Bendel Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with transparent pricing, clear communication, and a free benefits check for any patient with dental insurance.  

How Dentists Can Treat or Prevent Tooth Pain

Examination and Diagnosis: The first step in treating tooth pain is to determine the cause of the problem. Dentists will examine the tooth and surrounding area to look for signs of decay, infection, or other issues that may be causing the pain. They may also take X-rays to get a more detailed look at the tooth and root structure. Once a diagnosis is made, the dentist can recommend an appropriate treatment plan.

Tooth Fillings: If the tooth pain is caused by a cavity or tooth decay, the dentist may recommend a tooth filling. This involves removing the decayed portion of the tooth and filling it with a material such as composite resin or amalgam. This can help to relieve pain and prevent further decay.

Root Canal Therapy: If the tooth pain is caused by an infection in the root of the tooth, the dentist may recommend a root canal. This involves removing the infected tissue and nerve from the tooth, and filling the space with a special material. While root canals have a reputation for being painful, modern techniques and anesthesia make the procedure relatively comfortable for most patients.

If you are looking for a new dentist, please call Dr. Frances Chauvin and her helpful staff today. Most first time patients with dental insurance pay no out of pocket for their first visit, which includes an exam, a cleaning, and X-Rays.