When you have a toothache, you want nothing more than to see it go away. No matter which of the common causes are responsible for yours, we at Stoughton Dentistry/Reddy are prepared to address it in a timely and effective manner.
Very often, the reason for a Canton toothache
is that a filling is required. This can either be because of a newly formed cavity, or because an existing filling has loosened or fallen out entirely. Chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth are also commonly at the center of a Canton toothache. Instead of a filling, such a situation calls for a dental crown, which is then cemented to the tooth. One thing is true in all of the above cases: the pain is due to the exposed nerve inside. But as frustrating and unpleasant as your toothache is, it can be worse, and if a bacterial infection takes hold inside your tooth, it very well might be. Adjacent to the nerve is the pulp. Infection there generally ups the ante in terms of pain. You may also notice swelling, tooth discoloration, or gum tenderness. Typically, there is also sensitivity to hot and cold, as well as more noticeable discomfort when putting any pressure on the tooth, including by chewing food with it. Root canal therapy is the remedy, and while it's not the scary circumstance that some people think it is, if there is a way to avoid the procedure, you are better off. Because of this, we urge you to take immediate action to get your toothache treated. Infections become more likely the longer the inner tooth is exposed. If you need root canal, you will receive the necessary local anesthesia.
Contact us right away for a Canton toothache
. We'll make sure that you are seen at the earliest possible time.
By Stoughton Dentistry
September 26, 2018