A toothache can be the result of many different problems. At Rockland Endodontics our goal is to find the cause and treat Rockland oral pain and toothaches that can cause the patient to feel soreness, swelling and sensitivity to hot and cold sensations. Damage, tooth decay or infection can all happen and cause a toothache that signals something is wrong. For more information call Rockland Endodontics today to see how we can help you.
A toothache can be a result of a few different things. Sometimes a toothache may stem from tooth decay, which is a common problem, although if not treated it can become more severe and require a root canal procedure. Tooth pain can happen when eating hot or cold foods, they can become sensitive to heat or cold, or they can be prey to swelling and redness around the gum area. Sensitive teeth can sometimes be a result of receding gums or thinning tooth enamel, or a cracked tooth or cavity. For Rockland oral pain we recommend using a toothpaste that helps sensitivity, using topical over the counter numbing agents for pain relief, and visiting us to find out the cause of the toothache. Some toothaches can be very painful, needing immediate treatment. Whatever the cause, our dentist can diagnose and treat it immediately.
If a cavity has caused tooth decay to the point where the tooth needs a root canal, we can remove the infected pulp that has caused the Rockland oral pain and clean and seal the area properly with an endodontic procedure. After the root canal, we then put a crown over the tooth to protect it. Root canals require a short healing period, and patients must keep the teeth clean and free of debris, smoke or irritating substances to make sure the root canal site heals properly.