One of the most important things you can do when experiencing any sort of issue with your oral health is to try to identify where the problem is occurring. This way, it may give you a little insight into the possible cause of any issue that you may have.
For tooth pain, this can be especially helpful in finding a great solution for you. This discomfort can be very intense, and usually only increases without treatment. So it is very important that you seek help if you are experiencing any form of pain in your mouth. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist helps you to know what to look for. And what to make sure to write down before you see your oral health advocate!
Consistent or Acute?
One thing that is important to note is whether your discomfort is happening for extended periods or brief bursts of time. This can help to find what is causing your issue. The causes of a dull ache are very different than those of sharp pain.
This can be especially true if you can isolate an event that spurs the feeling. If you feel pain when eating sugary items, it may be a sign of infection, for instance. Or if hot and cold are spurring sensitivity, then it might be time to investigate whether something is weakening your enamel. So simply documenting the times and noting patterns can help both us and you out a ton!
Do Not Ignore Infection
If there is the possibility of a bacterial invasion of your smile, please do not put off seeing your dentist for treatment. This will most likely only get worse, and can risk your oral health in multiple ways. You can experience tooth decay and even loss, which is never ideal.
If you are feeling pain from an infection, you will most likely require a root canal. This includes a pulpectomy, where your dentist removes the interior, fleshy portion of the tooth. They will seal the connections to the jaw using a putty titled gutta-percha. This renders the tooth effectively dead, cut off from your body, so if we can treat your infection before this, we would love to see you.
Are You Holding Back Pain?
If you are waiting to relieve your pain, please call us as soon as you can. There’s no reason for you to be suffering in silence, but many people currently do. By coming in for a routine cleaning and examination, we can help you find a solution that can relieve you discomfort!
Don’t Wait Any Longer!
If you want to know how we can help you stop tooth pain, please give Dr. Hofkes at Balboa Dental Surgery a call at (949)630-0143. Or stop by our office here in Newport Beach, CA!