Painful teeth are an extremely common problem. When is tooth pain nothing more than normal sensitivity, and when does it signal a more serious dental problem? If tooth pain persists after thorough brushing and flossing, you should have a dental professional check it out. It could indicate that you have a serious, but treatable dental problem. Our Los Angeles painful teeth treatment expert can help.
You may have tooth pain for many reasons, including:
• Enamel erosion
• Exposed roots
• Loose or worn restorations, such as fillings or crowns
• A chip or fracture in the tooth
• An infection or abscess
At your consultation, our expert in treatment of painful teeth in Los Angeles will perform a dental exam. We will look at your teeth and gums for signs of inflammation or dental disease, or signs of damage. Minor causes of sensitivity include enamel erosion and root exposure. Good dental habits are usually enough to prevent these problems, but once they have developed, you may need to take action to prevent them from worsening. Use a desensitizing toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush every time you brush. If you do not notice any relief within a few weeks, we may recommend fluoride treatments or dental sealants to cover the exposed dentin and strengthen the enamel on your teeth.
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Our Los Angeles painful teeth treatment expert may recommend specific treatments for the more serious causes of pain. If you have cavities or damaged teeth, you may need a filling or crown, which can be placed once the decayed or damaged tissue has been removed.
An abscess or infection may require treatment with a root canal. This treatment removes the diseased tissue from within the tooth, cleans the root canals, and fills them with a special material to seal them against future infection. The tooth is generally restored with a dental crown. An abscessed tooth can be considered a dental emergency especially if it is particularly painful.
Call us today to learn more about treating painful teeth, or to schedule your appointment with our expert in treatment of painful teeth in Los Angeles.