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The Prosthodontist's Guide to Diagnosing and Treating Causes of Tooth Pain

Posted on 6/19/2023 by Evan
The Prosthodontist's Guide to Diagnosing and Treating Causes of Tooth PainDo you have a tooth that's been bothering you for a while? Are you not sure what's causing the pain? This post will provide information on the most common causes of tooth pain and how to treat them.

What are the Common Causes of Toothache?

The most common causes of tooth pain are dental caries (cavities), Tooth decay, gum disease, and abscesses. Dental caries is a bacterial infection. It damages the enamel and dentin of the teeth. Tooth decay is a type of dental caries that occurs when the bacteria in the mouth break down sugar and starch molecules to produce acids. These acids can damage the teeth, leading to cavities. Gum disease is a bacterial infection. It targets the gums and bones supporting the teeth and can cause tooth pain. Abscesses are pus-filled pockets that form on the gums or teeth. They are caused by a bacterial infection and can be very painful.

Crown Treatment

One treatment for a toothache is to have a crown placed on the tooth. A crown is a small dental restoration that covers the entire tooth. It is used to restore the tooth's shape, size, and strength. Crowns can be made from different materials, such as ceramic, porcelain, gold, or silver. The crown you need will depend on the tooth's location and the amount of damage. The type of tooth (front or back) will also determine the type of crown.

Root Canal Treatment

Another treatment for toothache is a root canal. That is a procedure where the dentist removes the infected pulp from inside the tooth. The pulp is the tissue that contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. Once the pulp is removed, the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Root canals are usually done when dental caries have reached the tooth's pulp.

If you experience tooth pain, we encourage you to call our office today. We will be happy to help you find the cause of your pain and provide the treatment you need to get relief.

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Glenview, IL 60026
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