Are you suffering from a toothache, but so busy it’s easier to ignore the pain? At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we’ll give it to you straight: bad idea.
Dental pain is like an unpaid speeding ticket. Ignoring it won’t make it go away. Many people dread seeking relief from a dentist because they fear the treatment will hurt worse than a toothache. Unfortunately, waiting too long to care for your teeth can cause serious health problems.
The most common cause of a toothache is a cavity. A cavity is the result of tooth decay. If we find that you have a cavity, we’ll give you a filling. That means removing the decayed area of the tooth and cleaning it and then filling it with a cavity material.
Believe us: cavities won’t get better on their own.
Another cause of toothaches is gum disease. This, too, can be a serious condition, but caught in its early stages is treatable.
A less common cause of tooth pain is a sinus infection. It’s usually accompanied (or preceded) by congestion, and tenderness around the sinuses. If you think this could be the culprit, you may want to set up an appointment with your doctor.
If you’re suffering with a toothache, don’t put it off! Schedule a cleaning and checkup with Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, and we’ll find out what’s going on. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry.