Common Reasons Why You May Have Tooth Pain

Having a toothache is one of the worst feelings of all.  A throbbing tooth that may be keeping you up at night could have a relatively simple cause and treatment. It is vital to see your dental care provider, like periodontist Dr. Andrés R. Sánchez, when you are experiencing tooth pain. Not only can we provide effective treatments to relieve your pain, we can also figure out the reason for your toothache and prevent it from happening again.

Tooth Decay

One of the most common reasons for tooth pain is tooth decay. When your tooth is damaged by bacteria left behind by particles of food, it may lead to a cavity forming along the enamel. If you do not realize you have a cavity, it can get larger and start to lead to pain when eating, drinking or speaking. Treating a cavity is relatively simple. Your dental care provider can easily remove the decayed tooth material and fill it to get rid of your pain.

Abscessed Tooth

Sometimes, your pain may be caused by something more serious. If you do not get a cavity treated for a long time, the decay can spread to the root of your tooth and the gum line. One possible issue that could occur is an abscessed tooth. This is a more serious infection in the root of the tooth. Treatment for an abscessed tooth is a little more involved and may require antibiotics to kill the bacteria.

Seek Treatment Right Away

Preventing a simple cavity from developing into a serious infection like a tooth abscess is why it is so important to seek treatment quickly when you have a toothache. Dr. Sanchez can help diagnose your tooth pain and offer treatment options that help make your mouth feel better.

Contact us as soon as possible if you have a problem tooth that is causing you pain. Dr. Sanchez and his team can give you relief to help you finally feel back to normal.