A toothache can make trouble for you throughout the day, but it can be especially concerning at times when you are trying to eat or drink. You should know that pain related to poor oral health could be related to an infection, a problem that will continue to grow worse if it is not treated. If enough time passes without care, your tooth could be lost! At our Upton, MA dentist’s office, patients who are worried about pain or sensitivity are able to set up an appointment to have the problem evaluated, at which point any necessary restorative dental work can be arranged. If the problem has you worried, or if it is impacting the quality of your life, you can reach out to arrange an emergency dental appointment.
A Toothache Can Warn You That Your Tooth Is In Poor Health
Toothaches that persist after an injury or develop without an obvious cause are often symptoms of infection. Infections affect the inner health of a tooth, and they can continue to cause pain and sensitivity by creating problems for the nerves housed within your pulp (the tooth’s central chamber). In time, bacteria within your tooth are able to multiply and spread through the roots, which makes you vulnerable to infection in other areas.
Should I Try To Schedule An Emergency Dental Appointment?
If your pain is making daily life difficult, or if you are alarmed by your tooth’s condition, you can schedule an emergency appointment. In addition to causing you pain, an infection can also cause alarming swelling around the tooth in question. Our practice has experience tending to patients who need help with infections that formed due to advanced tooth decay, or because of dental trauma. Through endodontic treatment, the infection can be managed in order to stop the discomfort and threat to your oral health. After this is done, a dental crown can be placed in order to restore your tooth and keep it safe!
A Dental Crown Can Protect Your Restored Tooth
Dental crowns are used to restore teeth that have been physically injured, as well as those that need more support than a dental filling is able to provide. Our practice is actually able to shorten treatment times for patients because we have CEREC technology at our practice that enables us to make same-day crowns! Once digital measurements of the tooth are taken, we can restore it with a custom crown that supports your appearance and dental health.
Talk To Your Upton, MA Dentist If You Worry About A Toothache
Dr. Goguen and our team have experience helping patients who have struggled with tooth infections. To find out more about our services, you can contact our Upton, MA dentist’s office at 508-529-4591.