Tooth pain could be the sign of a serious oral health problem, which is why scheduling a same-day visit with Novi Family Dentistry in Novi, Michigan, is important. General and cosmetic dentist Abir Faraj, DDS, and his team can diagnose and treat the underlying cause of tooth pain to prevent serious dental problems. Schedule an appointment with Novi Family Dentistry by phone or online today.
Tooth pain, or discomfort, can result from numerous oral health problems, such as:
Tooth decay An infection Soft tissue damage Gum disease A cracked or chipped tooth A loose permanent tooth Other dental emergencies
Tooth pain might present as a dull or aching pain, severe pain, swelling, or hot and cold sensitivity. See Dr. Faraj and his team at the first sign of tooth discomfort.
To find out what’s causing tooth pain and develop a treatment plan, Dr. Faraj and his team review your symptoms and oral health history. They take dental X-rays and examine your teeth and gums.
The tooth pain treatment that’s right for you depends on what's causing your discomfort. Dr. Faraj might recommend:
In the case of minor tooth decay, a tooth-colored filling might be all you need to restore a tooth, reduce discomfort, and prevent future problems.
Crowns can restore teeth that are decaying, misshapen, damaged, or discolored. Dr. Faraj cleans out tooth decay prior to placing a crown to eliminate pain.
If you have moderate to severe tooth decay or an infected tooth, a root canal can eliminate discomfort and prevent the tooth from becoming loose or falling out. Dr. Faraj cleans out the inside of your tooth, or its pulp, and fills it with special dental materials. He can cover the treated tooth with a crown.
In the case of tooth decay that’s so severe a tooth can’t be restored, Dr. Faraj can extract it and replace it with a natural-looking dental implant or bridge.
If you experience bright red, sore, or bleeding gums, gum disease treatment with Novi Family Dentistry can reduce pain and the risk of tooth loss. Your providers can deep clean your teeth, even beneath the gum line, or offer antibiotics or surgical procedures to restore healthy gums.
While you can’t always prevent tooth pain, healthy oral hygiene habits can greatly reduce your risk. Brush your teeth at least twice daily, floss daily, wear a mouthguard at night if you grind your teeth, and avoid chewing on hard objects. See the Novi Family Dentistry team every six months for dental cleanings and exams, and call the office at the first sign of discomfort.
Don’t let tooth pain progress to a serious dental problem. Seek treatment right away with Novi Family Dentistry by calling the office or booking an appointment online.