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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?

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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?

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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.

If you are ready to live without dental pain in your teeth or jaw, call us today at 918-925-9687 or use our convenient online form for your next appointment.

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