Are you experiencing sensitivity or even pain in your tooth and can’t figure out why? Many people, especially those who do not follow through with their regularly schedule dental visits, may experience discomfort and be completely unaware that there might be a serious, underlying problem at hand. A visit to Greater Annapolis Family Dental can reveal the exact cause of your toothache,
Toothaches develop for many reasons. Untreated tooth decay is a common source of toothaches. Tooth decay occurs when bacteria in your mouth produce acids that erode tooth enamel, creating cavities, which when they progress can lead to a toothache. Tooth decay can be avoided by regularly brushing and flossing and following through with routine checkups with your dentist in 21032. Another common cause of toothaches is the habitual grinding of one’s teeth, a condition called bruxism. Over time, the grinding will wear down one’s teeth to the extent they can become extremely sensitive, even painful. One may also experience pain in the jaw, ears, head and neck. Periodontal (gum) disease can also contribute to a toothache, as bacteria and the damage they cause spreads below the gum line. Gum disease (gingivitis) and its progressively serious conditions (periodontal disease) can be painful and lead to tooth loss if left untreated.
By visiting your dentist in 21032 regularly, you can take preventive action against toothaches and any unhealthy conditions that cause them. In the case your toothache pain has worsened and is a dental emergency, your dentist in 21032 at Greatest Annapolis Family Dental will make every effort to see you as immediately as possible. After a thorough examination, your dentist will create a comprehensive treatment plan to relieve your pain, treat and heal the cause of your toothache. Our caring, dedicated professional staff’s passion for healthy smiles is reflected in their desire to restore the comfort and function of your teeth and mouth. Please call to schedule your regular bi-annual exam and cleaning appointments and ward off the possibility of a dental emergency.