When it comes to our different body parts, it’s the mouth which is probably the most hardest working of all. You use it continuously for talking and for eating. So when a tooth starts acing up, it can be very difficult to simply disregard that kind of pain. So what happens when you feel those first pangs of pain and how should you deal with this kind of pain?
Step 1: Go to your dentist.
Seems easy enough, but it’s just as important for you to seek the help of your dentist when the pain is just starting, not when you can no longer make use of your mouth because of the pain. Not only are toothaches excruciating especially when you allow them to fester, but your treatment options also dwindle the longer that you wait before asking for dental care. Once you see your dentist, he would also explore the cause of your toothache. For instance, if the pain only develops when you eat something cold or hot, then you may have tooth sensitivity while chronic toothache is characterized by pain that is persistent and gingival swelling.
Step 2: Find out what treatments are available for you.
If you are able to go to Dr. Compton while the problem hasn’t blown over just yet, then you should be able to avail of a number of treatments in order to save your tooth. Teeth sensitivity can be addressed with composite bonding treatments, which will reinforce the enamel layer of your teeth. If the tooth needs reconstruction, then you may have to go through a veneering procedure or get crowns. For toothaches that are persistent and are progressively becoming severe, then your best course of action would be to get a root canal treatment if not have the tooth removed entirely.
Step 3: Replacing your tooth if need be.
Sometimes, things are just too late and there is nothing you can do but to have your tooth removed. Don’t fret though. This isn’t the end of the line for your smile. On the other hand, you can have dental bridges or dentures in order to replace the missing tooth. The problem with these oral appliances is that they are rather flimsy and can easy be removed. Not so good if you want to impress a date or your boss. But dental implants replace not just the crowns but also the roots, making them sturdy options for replacing lost teeth.
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