There can be many reasons why you may be experiencing a toothache. A trip to Barrera Advanced Dentistry is your first step on the road to pain relief. Whether you are experiencing a slightly annoying throbbing or the excruciating pain of an infected tooth, we diagnose and treat the problem accordingly so you can feel better.
Barrera Advanced Dentistry offers emergency dental care during office hours, so you do not have to wait in pain for days until your appointment. Our dental professionals will examine your tooth and find the source of your pain, then make recommendations on how to proceed.
Symptoms of Tooth infection
If your pain is caused by an infection from an abscessed tooth, you need to have it treated as soon as possible. Symptoms of such an infection include:
- Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages
- Pain when your bite down on the affected tooth
- Warmth or fever in the area
- Foul mouth odor
- Bad taste in the mouth
You may experience other symptoms as well, depending on the severity of the infection. An abscessed tooth can pose more serious problems if the infection is not treated and it gets into the bloodstream.
Treatment for Pain Relief
Once the cause for your toothache has been identified, an appropriate solution will be recommended. Depending on the source of the pain, you may need a filling, root canal treatment or possibly extraction, if the tooth cannot be saved. In some cases, there may be more than one solution to eliminate the pain. Your dentist will explain the pros and cons of each scenario.
Treatment for a toothache is important, not just to relieve the pain, but also to ensure that more serious problems do not develop. In the event of an infected tooth, your dentist may prescribe antibiotics to stop the infection. An abscessed tooth should be treated right away to prevent other complications, such as blood poisoning that can occur if the infection should enter the bloodstream.
An impacted wisdom tooth is another example of serious toothache pain. The pain from an impacted tooth can be the result of the tooth irritating a nerve or growing in such a way as to push on the adjacent tooth. Without treatment, the pain may increase and the irritation could lead to infection.
When you have tooth pain, contact Barrera Advanced Dentistry for an appointment. We provide emergency dentistry for patients who need immediate care and are here to help you achieve and maintain your best oral health.