Dental Pain Management
The dentists at Everwell Dentistry are concerned about relieving your dental pain. If you’re in pain and wondering, "How can I stop it? What do I have to do?" we can schedule an appointment at our soonest availability to diagnose the source of the pain and make a plan of what to do to address it. We do not want our patients to experience any unnecessary pain for longer than they need to. You want to resolve any dental pain, even if it seems small enough to ignore, in most cases, dental problems do not just ‘go away’ but continue to worsen, increasing the pain, costs, and time in the chair.
What is causing pain in my mouth?There are many dental health sources that can cause pain in your teeth. Common pain related problems include:
|Pain associated with caries or cavities. Below the hard outer layer of enamel is a layer of dentin. Dentin is very sensitive and gives you a reaction of pain when decay has reached it.
|Along with caries, when the enamel has thinned in spots either from demineralization or teeth grinding associated with bruxism, the dentin becomes exposed and reacts with pain to hot and cold.
|Gum disease is a common dental disorder that can sometimes cause discomfort. If bacteria extends below the gum line, it can irritate the gums as infection sets in. Infected gums are inflamed, red, and can bleed when brushing or flossing. Some patients can find this painful, others may not even be aware that their gums are infected.
|Infected tooth pulp can be very painful. In this situation, decay has extended down into the pulp of the tooth, causing infection in the pulp which is very painful.
|Injury from impact, whether sports related or accidental, bumped teeth, cracked, teeth, or broken teeth can be very painful.
The solutions for tooth pain are as varied as the reasons, but all are problems that we can resolve.
How can I relieve pain temporarily until I see the dentist?There are things you can do to relieve pain until we can see you. Start with brushing and flossing your teeth thoroughly. Clearing away bacteria and debris can help relieve pain and inflammation. Rinsing with an antibacterial wash can also eliminate pain causing particles in your mouth. If you are still in pain, the use of an over the counter pain reliever or the use of a cold compress can reduce pain and cause temporary relief until dental attention is reached.
Our team at Everwell Dentistry can eliminate pain that you are experiencing in your mouth and make the necessary restorations to give you a healthy, beautiful smile. For more information on how to relieve pain, contact one us today at (734) 973-0000.
Our front office staff is happy to assist you in scheduling appointments and answering your questions. Contact our office by calling us at (734) 973-0000.