What Tooth Pain Means
When is a toothache a sign of a serious dental problem, and when is it more of a minor irritation? It can be hard enough identifying the source of pain on your own, let alone diagnosing the pain accurately. That is why it is better to schedule an evaluation by our expert in treatment of tooth pain in Los Angeles. We can find the underlying cause of your toothache and treat it as soon as possible. That way, you can get back to doing and eating the things you love.
1. Sensitivity to hot or cold foods
Enamel erosion is the likely culprit when a hot or cold drink causes a sharp, temporary pain. Enamel can become eroded over time through aggressive brushing or a diet high in acidic foods. You may need to use an anti-sensitivity toothpaste, which helps block the painful sensations. We may also recommend a fluoride treatment in order to strengthen your teeth.
2. Pain when biting down
This kind of pain may signal tooth decay, a loose filling, or a cracked tooth. If you are experiencing pain when biting down, call us as soon as possible. Left untreated, these problems can deteriorate into more serious dental health issues. A simple filling may be all that is needed to get you back on the road to good dental health.
3. Throbbing pain
Pain that is severe, constant, or throbbing may be a sign of an infected or abscessed tooth. The same holds true for pain that is bad enough to wake you up at night. These issues may need to be treated with a root canal procedure, and therefore warrant a call to us as soon as possible.
Call us today to learn more about the causes and treatments of toothaches or to schedule an appointment with our team.
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