When exercising, sometimes you have to just power through some discomfort or mild dental pain to get great results. Our Tulsa, OK dentist knows, however, any pain or discomfort is likely a sign that something is wrong. You do not have to live with pain in your teeth or jaw. Masterpiece Smiles can help.
If One Tooth Hurts When I Chew, Is That A Cavity?Read Transcript
If someone tells me they're in a pain—they’re hurting now, obviously the thing to do is to alleviate that pain as soon as possible, but in order to find out exactly where that pain is coming from, is it just from a cavity or do you have an infection or an abscess, we need to get an X-ray. We need to see exactly what's going on with that tooth. You may need to be on an antibiotics. You may need to have a root canal. You may need to have a tooth removed, but we need to diagnose it as soon as possible because again, the body is letting you know that something's not right. Typically, if it's hurting now, left untreated, it's going to continue to escalate, so we need to get it taken care of now. There's a lot of ways to get to the root of the problem, to diagnose it quickly, to get you out of pain, and that's usually easily taken care of.
If you notice that a tooth hurts when you chew food in one spot, you could have a cavity. A cavity is a hole in your enamel. When the enamel is thinner due to a cavity, pressure from chewing can trigger the nerves inside your tooth and cause pain. However, your pain could indicate an infection inside your tooth instead. At our Tulsa, OK dentist office, you can get both problems solved. Tooth-colored fillings repair cavities, and root canal therapy removes those infections.
Why Does My Jaw Hurt So Often?
If you’re having pain in your jaw, neck, ears, head, or upper shoulders, that could be a sign of TMJ problems. Your jaw joints (called TMJ) open and close your mouth. These can get sore or suffer from dysfunction, but you still need to use them to talk and chew. That can hurt the TMJ even more, creating pain. Because your muscles are interconnected, tension and pain in your jaw can spread, causing headaches and other facial pain. Our dentists can create a customized dental splint for you to wear in your mouth at night. This will help your jaw heal to get rid of that pain.
Will I Have To Have A Tooth Removed If It Hurts?Read Transcript
A patient who is suffering from discomfort or pain from anything dental can get relief. It's just the question of what they need in the way of treatment, but it can absolutely happen in a very short period of time and get that patient comfortable, which can then allow them to lead a normal life with comfort and function and also, while you're at it, have a nice cosmetic result too.
If you have a toothache, there’s a good chance you have a cavity or infection. We can repair both with fillings, crowns, or root canal therapy, depending on the extent of the damage. That is, if you get treatment in time. There are cases when tooth decay or infections have gotten so bad, removing the tooth is the only way to relieve the pain for good. At our office, we ensure this is a safe procedure and work hard to eliminate any discomfort.
Will I Have To Get A Metal Filling For A Cavity?
Cavities can be painful, especially when they’ve been ignored for too long. They don’t go away on their own. Instead, they tend to get bigger and cause more dental pain. However, you won’t have to get metal fillings to repair them. At our Tulsa, OK dentist office, you can get tooth-colored fillings. They will match the color of your teeth and thus be hard to spot. If the cavity is too big for a filling, you can get a dental crown that also will blend seamlessly into your smile.