Tooth pain doesn’t always seem like a big deal. You may not even notice it much, unless you bite down on something. But at Designer Smiles in Fargo, we remind you to never ignore even minor tooth pain, because your body is telling you that something isn’t right.
The most common cause of tooth pain is a cavity. But it isn’t the only cause. It may also be the result of a damaged filling, a broken tooth, infected gums, or an abscess.
If you have tooth pain that lasts for more than a couple of days, it’s time to pick up the phone and give us a call. Don’t even wait that long if your pain is severe, or you have an accompanying fever, earache, or pain when you open your mouth.
It’s important that we find out what’s going on, so that we can treat it. In some cases it could be an infection that might spread to other parts of your face and skull.
Treatment depends on what is giving you pain. If it’s a cavity, then we’ll fill it. An abscess may require a root canal or, if it’s really bad, an extraction.
Most tooth pain is an indication of tooth decay. The best way to prevent that is to have a good oral hygiene routine that includes brushing and flossing twice a day. That will ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. It’s also important to get cleanings and checkups every six months.
Designer Smiles in Fargo can provide relief for all manner of tooth pain. We also offer gum disease treatment and cosmetic dentistry. We serve patients in West Fargo, Moorhead, and throughout the area. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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