My Tooth Hurts, What Now?

Do you have an aching tooth? If so, the pain could potentially be related to your oral health. We’re looking at what a toothache could mean and when our Rosharon, TX, patients should seek treatment. We’re also looking at our or lifelike tooth repair options.

Potential Causes of Tooth Pain

To understand how a toothache forms, you need to know a little about your tooth’s structure. The sensitive inner layers of dentin, which make up most of your tooth, are protected by a later of outer enamel. When the enamel becomes compromised, whether through poor oral hygiene or injury, then bacteria reaches the inner dentin, causing cavities. As the cavity grows and expands, toothaches often form. Other causes of tooth pin could be bruxism (teeth grinding) or possibly issues related to your sinuses or allergies.

Fillings and Crowns

For most cases of tooth decay, we place a filling. The procedure involves removing any and all decay, cleaning the tooth and placing a metal-free composite resin material. We then shape the tooth as the material cures under a light. Finally, we polish the tooth to complete the procedure, all in one visit. Now, if you have severe cases of decay or infection, then we may opt for a dental crown. The crown covers the entire visible portion of the tooth, which allows us to address serious issues with a tooth’s health and appearance. We often choose natural looking materials to create them, such as ceramic.

Preventing Cavities

Following treatment, we will suggest ways to reduce your risk of future cavities, such as:

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every night before bed
  • Cutting back on sugary foods and drinks
  • Scheduling dental checkups and cleanings every six months
  • Letting us know if you encounter toothaches or tooth sensitivity

If you have any questions about addressing toothaches, then contact our team today.

Talk To Elevation Dental Fixing Cavities

At Elevation Dental, we have restorative care to repair cavities and return your smile to full function and health. If you want to find out more, then give our team a call. To schedule an appointment, call Elevation Dental in Rosharon, TX today at 281-506-7987.