Painless Tooth Extractions
A toothache can be debilitating, especially if there is an infection present or when the tooth is irritating other areas of the mouth. Some experience toothaches that are excruciating and painful that they must stay home from work or school. Tooth extractions are radical solutions to tooth pain and in most situations saving the tooth is the best option. However, if there is significant tooth loss, decay or damage, removing it is better for your health. Do you have a tooth that is causing you considerable pain and discomfort? If so, getting a dentist to exam the tooth is the best call. Rabile Family Dentistry provides thorough tooth exams and painless tooth extractions.
UNDERSTANDING WHAT CAUSES THE PAIN
Tooth decay is the most common reason for toothaches. As the tooth decays, the pulp and surrounding tissue nerves become irritated resulting in pain. However, there are other causes of toothaches, including:
- Gum disease
- Grinding teeth (bruxism)
- Tooth trauma
- An abnormal bite
- Tooth eruption (in babies and school-age children)
- Ear/sinus infections*
- Facial muscle tension*
*These conditions are medical in nature and require further attention of a physician. If your dentist suspects that any of these issues are the cause of your toothache, they will most likely refer you to a doctor.
ALWAYS REACT QUICKLY TO TOOTHACHES
A toothache is an indicator that something is seriously wrong. Avoiding a dental appointment will only result in more serious oral health problems. For instance, if the tooth becomes abscessed, surrounding tissues and bone can become infected and damaged. Jawbones that are infected can deteriorate, loosen several teeth and change your ability to eat and speak. If you are experiencing pain when you bite, fevers, swelling around a tooth, or have continuous pain, make an appointment immediately. Rabile Family Dentistry is ready to help you if you need a painless tooth extraction. Call us at (972) 756-9557.