What causes tooth pain?
The causes of tooth pain are as unique as our patients. When you experience tooth pain, we encourage you to call immediately. Postponing your call can mean more discomfort, a worsened condition, and even tooth loss.
Tooth pain is an indication that something is seriously wrong with your oral health. When you call our office with a dental emergency, we will ask questions to help us prepare for your visit. Where is your pain located? Did you break a tooth? Is your tooth sensitive to temperature?
Your Dental Emergency Appointment
Once you arrive in our office, we will take a radiograph of the affected area. This will allow us to determine the cause of your tooth pain. Some of the most common causes are:
- Infection (root canal)
- Cracked tooth
- Deep decay
- Gum problems
- Bite problems
- Broken restorations
- Lost restorations
When we take an x-ray, it helps us to identify the cause of your discomfort so we can treat it properly. At your emergency exam, we will take the steps necessary to make you comfortable. If you require additional treatment, we may need to set up another appointment.