A toothache can occur when the central portion of the tooth, also known as the pulp, experiences inflammation. The nerve endings in this soft-centered area are extremely sensitive to pain. A toothache can be caused for a number of reasons including dental cavities, trauma, and infection in or around the tooth.
Without routine oral hygiene and preventative care, bacteria in the mouth forms plaque. This bacteria can cause your gums to become swollen and eventually become painful or bleed.
Tooth fractures can range from minor (chipped outer tooth layers) or severe (long vertical and horizontal fractures of the tooth and/or root). These are normally caused by cavities, or small holes in a tooth, caused by excessive tooth decay that forms a crevice in the enamel of your teeth.
A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its original socket within the jaw bone. If a tooth has been chipped, broken, or damaged, our dentist will try to make repairs with a filling, dental crown, or some other potential treatment available in the office. However, sometimes a tooth is far too damaged to be repaired, and a tooth extraction is the best option for a patient’s oral health.
Root Canal treatments eliminate bacteria from an infected root canal. During this procedure, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed, the inside the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.