Bothered with a toothache that will not go away? Come find relief with a visit to The Art of Modern Dentistry. Our dentist and team will look at your tooth to see what treatment may be required to help you be free of pain. Give us a call today at 918-622-3353 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kimberly Stokes and learn more on how to prevent toothaches in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1. What are the most common causes of toothaches?
Toothache is most often caused by tooth decay, gum disease or injury to the teeth. However, it can also be caused by a number of other factors, including infection, abscesses or even stress. If you are experiencing tooth pain, it is important to see your dentist to determine the cause and get the appropriate treatment.
2. How do I know if I have a toothache?
Toothache can vary in intensity from mild to severe. They are often described as a sharp, throbbing or constant pain. Sometimes, toothaches can also be accompanied by other symptoms, such as sensitivity to heat or cold or pain when biting down. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to bring them up with your dentist during your visit.
3. What are the best treatments for toothaches?
The best treatment for toothaches depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for tooth decay typically involves removing the decayed tissue and filling the cavity. Treatment for gum disease typically involves deep cleaning of the teeth and gums, as well as surgery to remove the infected tissue. Treatment for an injured tooth typically involves bonding or crowning the tooth to protect it from further damage.
4. Can toothaches be prevented?
Toothaches can often be prevented by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. Additionally, avoiding sugary foods and drinks, as well as tobacco products, can help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, which are the two most common causes of toothaches.
5. I think I have a toothache. What should I do?
If you think you have a toothache, it is important to see our dentist to determine the cause and get the appropriate treatment. If you are experiencing any symptoms, it is important to see Dr. Stokes to determine the specific cause.
Thank you for choosing our dental practice! We hope this information has been helpful. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.