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What Your Toothache Could Mean

November 22, 2016
Posted By: Dr. Christopher J. Wigley, DMD, FAGD
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A toothache is never any fun and is almost always an indication that something with your oral health needs your attention. If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Stuart, FL, your Jensen Beach Dental team is here to help. 

Here are some of the most common toothache causes that we treat.

A cracked or split tooth – A tooth can actually crack or split, but not break apart. However, if the fracture is severe enough, it can affect the nerve of your tooth and cause pain. We can test your tooth visually and by using bite tests to determine if it is fractures and the best course of treatment to help you find relief. In many cases, a dental crown can stabilize and restore your comfort. In some extreme cases, an extraction may be required. It is important to seek treatment on a cracked tooth to prevent infection, which can cause even more complications.

An infected root canal – An infection inside your tooth can cause pain and sensitivity to hot liquids. You may also feel discomfort when you bite down, notice some discoloration, or even a pimple-like lesion on your gums. Root canal therapy can save your tooth.

Bruxism – A clenching and grinding habit, also known as bruxism, can place unnecessary strain on your teeth, causing pain and sensitivity. Bruxism and jaw pain go hand-in-hand and are commonly referred to as TMJ dysfunction. We can address the cause of your jaw and tooth pain, allowing you to get a better night’s sleep and greater comfort throughout the day.

If you have a toothache or if you are experiencing a dental emergency in Stuart, FL, call us right away. We can treat dental emergencies fast – often on the same day. We welcome our current patients and new patients to call at the first sign of a problem.

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