There are nerve roots located inside each tooth that report sensations like cold, heat or pain. When you have tooth pain, it is usually due to decay or infection reaching the inside of the tooth. A toothache is not something you should ignore – it can be the first indication of a serious dental problem. If you need tooth pain relief and a diagnosis of your dental problem, contact our team at SmileBuilders, Inc. in Canton, Byram, and Lucedale, MS.
Tooth pain can be caused by various issues. Most commonly, it is decay or an infection that is irritating the nerves inside the tooth. An abscess in the tooth can also cause pain and put the tooth at risk of loss if a root canal is not performed. Other possible causes of toothaches include damage like chips or cracks in the tooth. This can expose the inner tooth and nerves to heat, cold, decay and infection that can cause tooth pain.
Most tooth pain can be relieved in one visit to a dentist. Removing decay, repairing a damaged tooth or performing a root canal on an infected tooth can stop pain at its source. Dental treatments can prevent further damage to the tooth and protect your overall health, as well as dissipating your toothache.
Treatment for Jaw Pain
Jaw pain can involve the muscles, tendons and joints in the jaw. If you have jaw pain when you wake up in the morning, you may grind your teeth or clench your jaw while you sleep, a condition called bruxism. Wearing a customized dental nightguard can relieve jaw pain and treat bruxism. Another possible cause of jaw pain is temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ/TMD. This can also be treated with a mouthguard or nightguard, or other dental treatments to improve teeth alignment to relieve stress on the jaw joint.
If you have tooth or jaw pain, do not ignore these symptoms of an oral health disorder. Call our team at SmileBuilders, Inc. to schedule a checkup to diagnose the source of your pain, and get tooth pain relief. Contact our dental office to schedule your appointment.