A toothache usually refers to pain around the teeth or jaws and is primarily a result of a dental condition. In most instances, toothaches are caused by tooth problems, such as a dental cavity, a cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, or gum disease.
Disorders of the jaw joint can also cause pain that can be referred to as a toothache. The severity of a toothache can range from mild to sharp and excruciating. The pain may be aggravated by chewing, cold, or heat. A thorough oral examination, including dental X-rays, can help determine whether the toothache is coming from a tooth or jaw problem, and the cause. Whatever the source of your pain, the team at Love Your Smile Today can recommend appropriate treatment and get your problem solved in no time. Relieving your pain is our PRIORITY.
FACT: Tooth pain can be caused by a wide range of issues, including a cracked tooth, decay, infection of tooth, infection of bone, recession, improper filling or restoration, and many other reasons.
Traditional panoramic x-rays are fantastic, however they have limitations because they show a 3-dimensional object on a flat, 2-dimensional x-ray. At Love Your Smile Today we are able to use 3-D x-ray machines. Cone beam technology allows us to see your dental anatomy as it actually exists! We use 3-D x-rays when we are placing dental implants, identifying potential cracked teeth, diagnosing infection, and many other instances where 3-D images are helpful.
Whatever the reason for your tooth pain our expert doctors are very adept at determining the cause and the right course of treatment. Call us today and we can help get you out of pain!