Toothaches are no fun, and they can come about for a variety of reasons. What is of greatest importance is to get relief as soon as you can, and that’s what our dentist, Benjamin W. Stark, DMD, provides.
Both the most common and the simplest cause of your toothache in Flagstaff is needing a filling. Either a cavity has formed that is causing you pain, or your existing filling has fallen out. In both cases, the solution is to address the hole in your tooth. It is vital to do so in a timely fashion, even if the toothache is mild. The reason is that an untreated cavity can lead to a bacterial infection inside your tooth, bringing with it even more pain and the likelihood of root canal therapy. If your toothache in Flagstaff results in root canal, you can rest assured that modern techniques and advanced equipment have taken all the scariness out of the procedure. Most patients report very little or even no pain when having it done. A chipped or cracked tooth can expose your tooth’s nerve. Providing that no damage has occurred to the tooth’s pulp and no infection has set in, our dentist will take impressions so you can be fitted with a crown to shield the tooth. While the dental lab is making the crown, a temporary one will be placed. Not all toothaches can be traced back to the tooth itself, though. Gum disease or a jaw problem such as TMJ disorder might be the reason for it. If so, Dr. Stark will determine the exact nature of the problem and recommend an appropriate treatment to deal with it.
Don’t ignore your toothache in Flagstaff. The sooner you take action, the more likely your tooth will be repaired and the pain will subside. Call us right away to schedule an appointment.