Dealing with Sharp Tooth Pain
Sharp tooth pain can be a
completely debilitating experience, even for people with high pain thresholds.
This type of pain can make it nearly impossible to complete important everyday
tasks such as concentrating on work or eating your favourite foods.
If you are experiencing sharp
tooth pain, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible to diagnose
the cause of the pain and to take the necessary steps to alleviate the pain.
Unlike other sources of pain in the body that can dissipate over time, sharp
tooth pain will almost always require some type of corrective action to
alleviate the discomfort. A dentist will be able to identify the source of the
issue using an oral exam in the case of decay, a cracked tooth or a loose
filling. X-rays may be required in order to diagnose issues with the pulp
tissue or nerves inside of the tooth.
Once the issue is correctly
identified, the dentist can explain the best course of treatment to correct the
issue and eliminate the pain.
Seeking Treatment As Soon as Possible
Visiting the dentist as soon as
the pain is experienced will have many important benefits such as:
- Reducing suffering from the pain and getting
back to your normal life
- Reducing the potential for complications that
can occur as a result of untreated issues with the tooth (for example, a
decaying tooth that is not repaired will eventually need to have a root canal
or be extracted)
Some people may not seek
immediate assistance for sharp tooth pain due to fear or anxiety of visiting
the dentist. The evolution of dentistry and the advancement of technology have
made it possible for more pain-free techniques to be employed by dentists. This
includes the use of lasers in dentistry for many different types of procedures,
such as precisely removing tooth decay. With laser dentistry there is no need
to fear the sound of the drill as there is only a highly focused beam or light
and water. The use of lasers leads to significant increases in speed for many
procedures, as well as some procedures becoming relatively pain-free with no
need for anesthetic or needles.
In the event that a more
serious course of action such as a root canal or extraction is required, the
dentist can explain what is involved and address any of your concerns.
Credit Creek Dental is a
state-of-the-art dental office located in downtown Orangeville. The services
offered feature the latest technology for dental procedures such as the
Waterlase MD system, 3D digital scanning and digital x-rays.
Credit Creek Dental is proud to
offer a relaxed and comfortable environment with full service dental solutions
for the entire family. The knowledgeable and friendly staff is dedicated to
understanding the unique needs of every patient while providing the highest quality
of care for both new and returning patients.
When you are experiencing sharp
tooth pain, get the help you need to alleviate that pain and get on with your
life. Visit Credit Creek Dental to discover how comfortable and relaxing going
to the dentist can be.