Having a happy, healthy smile is at the top of all of our lists. You want to make sure that you are comfortable and able to chew, smile, and speak effectively. Your teeth play an integral role in each of those functions, so it is important that your teeth are strong and pain-free!
Sometimes, though, a tooth begins to hurt. It might be a mild soreness or a sharp throbbing pain. Neither situation is comfortable! You may be tempted to ignore the pain and avoid the dentist, but things will only get worse. Either the pain will become so bad that you cannot function, or your tooth will eventually become so unhealthy that it can no longer remain in your mouth.
The good news is that you don’t have to deal with tooth pain any longer! Your Carmel, IN dentist can repair your tooth and get you back to a healthy lifestyle. It all begins with an appointment to see us at Really Smile.
Dental Pain is No Joke
No pain is acceptable pain, especially in your teeth. You need those chompers to function! You need to be able to chew healthy food, smile at your family, and speak at your job. Your teeth are multifunctional, and the sad thing is that most people don’t know how valuable their teeth are until they are gone.
Not only that, but any time you spend in pain is too long. You have a lot to accomplish, and there’s no way you can get everything done to the best of your ability while you are in dental pain. That’s why we offer solutions and treatments that will improve your smile and your health.
The Problem Could be Deep in Your Tooth
Often dental pain is related to something happening deep within your tooth. You may have cracked your tooth, for example, but the pain doesn’t actually begin until the root of your tooth shows signs of being damaged or infected.
Patients often brush aside dental pain thinking that it is only a sensitivity that will pass with time, but if you are feeling pain deep within your tooth, it is a sign that there is damage to your tooth root that needs to be addressed as soon as possible before it threatens the vitality of your tooth.
What Causes Root Damage?
There are many things that can cause damage to your tooth’s root. These situations are more common than you may realize, but they can all have the same devastating effects on your tooth.
Deep cavities, injuries to your tooth, or a deep gum disease infection can all lead to an infected tooth. An infection means that bacteria has worked its way to the dental pulp where it causes discomfort, swelling, or even an abscess.
If you are suffering from damage to your root, we will begin endodontic treatment. Endodontics is a fancy word that just means we will be treating the inside of your tooth, or the dental pulp and root. Most often, we are talking about doing a root canal. Go ahead and shudder. Patients from all over the world are afraid of this procedure, but it can be a completely comfortable experience here at Really Smile.
Root Canals are Not a Problem
While many people fear root canals, the truth is that a root canal is no more painful than having a cavity filled. The process is much the same, and the procedure itself is a complete relief from the pain of an infected tooth. Patients are often glad to have completed a root canal because it eases that discomfort, and they are pleasantly surprised at how simple the procedure is!
Plus, we can help you feel completely comfortable with our sedation dentistry options, like nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, general anesthesia, or NuCalm relaxation (drug-free).
Contact Us to Learn More
If you have pain in your tooth, it is time to have it checked. There’s no reason to feel afraid, so give us a call at our office. We would love to see you soon and help you find a solution that will work for your smile.