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Toothaches

Emergency Toothache Treatment in Naples

 

What to do About Them?

Toothaches can be very disturbing, no matter how mild they are. Although mild toothaches  may get better on their own, they often signal the possibility of a bigger problem developing in your teeth. Therefore, even if you are having a slight toothache, go and visit your dentist, before the problem gets worse.  Serious dental infections can develop rapidly from even a  mild toothache.  Therefore when in doubt-it is best to seek dental attention right away.  Pain on biting, sensitivity to hot or cold, difficulty chewing, pain, swelling, redness, difficulty in opening your mouth-these are just some of the symptoms that may be associated with a toothache.

Common causes of toothache

Tooth decay

Demineralization  of  enamel and dentin leads to tooth decay. When bits of food or sugar get stuck between your teeth, they start rotting and cause demineralization that further leads to tooth decay. When this cavity grows gradually, it reaches the nerve endings inside the pulp of the tooth thereby causing a toothache.

Pulpitis

When the dental pulp inside the tooth becomes infected from the bacteria that penetrate inside the tooth from a cavity,  it develops swelling and inflammation,  which results in a toothache. The dental pulp is made of living tissue and cells.  Pulpitis may also be caused by  any physical injury to the teeth, gum disease or tooth decay.

Periodontitis (Gum Disease)

Periodontitis is a disease affecting your gums are also a leading cause of toothaches. Bacteria that cause gum disease can cause pain in the gums and can also lead to a toothache. Bleeding and swollen gums are a sure sign of gum disease. Also, teeth that are mobile, or that have changed position over time are indicative of gum disease.

 

Tooth decay and cavities are known to be the most common cause of toothaches.

Getting relief from toothache:


The first step to take when suffering from a toothache is to CALL your dentist!!!!. 

Over-the-counter pain medications and anti-inflammatory agents can provide some temporary relief, but one should not rely on these long term or delay seeing a dentist.

Please call us at 239-262-4595 to take care of your toothache!

 

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