Dental Pain & Toothaches

toothache-in-henderson-300x200When it comes to your teeth, pain is always a red flag. Toothaches often warn you of significant dental problems, including infected gums, damaged fillings, tooth fractures, tooth abscesses and tooth decay. Toothaches might also be caused by habitual grinding or clenching of the teeth.

When Should I see a Dentist for a Toothache in Henderson?

You should see your dentist anytime you experience a toothache, as it may be a symptom of a serious problem or condition. When you make an appointment at Comprehensive Dental for a toothache, your dentist will first go over your dental history to make sure he has a clear picture of our overall dental health. Then, you’ll get a thorough dental exam. Your dentist will want to know what type of pain your experiencing and from where it’s originating. Try to remember when the pain started and if anything seemed to cause it. Also take note of whether the pain is made worse by anything, like eating, sucking in air or opening and closing your mouth.

Your dentist might also examine your mouth, teeth, tongue, jaw, gums, sinuses, ears, nose and neck, as these areas can correlate with toothaches. Your dentist might also want to take X-Rays to identify any existing problem that could be causing your pain.

How will my toothache be treated?

Your treatment plan depends on the cause of your toothache, so finding out exactly why you’re experiencing pain is always paramount. For example, if your toothache is caused by a cavity, your dentist may recommend a filling, root canal or even an extraction (depending on the severity of the cavity).

Since most toothaches are the result of tooth decay, proper dental hygiene is imperative to prevent dental pain. Consistent, effective brushing and regular flossing are important habits not only to prevent toothaches but also to keep your teeth beautiful and healthy. Remember, a healthy mouth is a pain-free mouth, so call us today to restore your mouth to pain-free health!

If you are currently experiencing dental pain, please call our office for an appointment (702-725-3284).   We can usually see you on the same day if it is a Tuesday through Friday.  Dental pain usually does not get better on its own.

Toothaches can be caused by a variety of factors such as decay, abscesses, fractures, damage filings and/or infected gums.  In addition, repetitive motions such as chewing gum and grinding your teeth can cause tooth pain.  If your bite is uneven or has been recently changed by a new crown or orthodontics, tooth pain may be the result.

Most often toothaches are caused by tooth decay.  Tooth decay is usually easy to diagnose and treat.

Schedule your appointment for your toothache in Henderson

If you would like treatment for your toothache, please call our office at your convenience (702) 735-3284.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have about toothaches in Henderson.