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Is My Toothache Worth A Trip To The Dentist?

What kind of toothache will call for a treatment from your dentist? One thing that should worry you is if a toothache persists for an extended period of time. Lingering pain could be a consequence of a tooth suffering from advanced decay, or the byproduct of an injury or infection. If you fail to have it treated in time, the pain could intensify, and your overall oral health can be impacted. This can call for a root canal treatment. If your tooth pain is connected to a teeth grinding habit, you may need to talk to your dentist to find a solution to bruxism. Untreated teeth grinding can lead to significant dental damage.

Persistent Pain Can Indicate That Your Tooth Is Infected

An infection from a cavity, or after an injury, can put your tooth in an alarming condition. Proper restorative dental work will be needed to save your tooth from being lost. It can also protect you against the spread of an infection, which can create more trouble. After providing that care, you can have a dental crown put in place. An appearance-friendly crown will not disrupt your smile, while also helping you bite and chew naturally.

Other Forms Of Discomfort That Can Call For A Dental Visit

Discomfort related to TMJ dysfunction and bruxism should be taken seriously. If you leave TMJ issues unaddressed, it could seriously impair your ability to naturally bite, chew, and speak, while leaving you with frustrating pains. Bruxism can lead to the kind of dental damage that will necessitate restorative work, and can potentially cause you to lose teeth. Your dentist can create an appropriate oral appliance you can wear at night, and alleviate these problems.

Talk To Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury About A Worrying Toothache

At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, our practice can help you manage various forms of dental discomfort. If you experience ongoing oral pains, reach out to set an appointment, and we can work with you to resolve the issue. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by reaching our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we proudly offer our services to patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all other surrounding communities.