When your toothache isn’t that severe, it might be mitigated with an over-the-counter pain reliever or appropriate home remedy. In many minor cases, the pain is barely a nuisance, and goes away easily. However, in most cases, it comes back, and the discomfort grows stronger and stronger each time. That’s because pain relievers and home remedies don’t cure the cause of your toothache, which requires visiting your dentist for an expert diagnosis. At our Houston, TX, dental office, we utilize a range of advanced diagnostic technologies to pinpoint the cause of your toothache, as well as a full array of customizable treatment options to alleviate it.
Common Reasons for Chronic Toothaches
There are many different potential kinds of toothaches, and even more common reasons for them. For example, poor hygiene can cause your tooth enamel to grow weak, which makes your teeth more sensitive to oral bacteria and food particles. Or, you may have a cavity (caused by tooth decay) that’s eroding your tooth structure, or some form of damage to your tooth’s structure. In order to treat the ache, we’ll first find the exact cause of it by performing a comprehensive examination of your teeth. Then, we’ll consult with you to determine the most appropriate treatment for it.
What Can You Do About It?
Because there are multiple causes of toothaches, there are also multiple different treatment options to address it, according to your specific needs and preferences. For example, cavities can be treated with tooth-colored fillings or, in severe cases, root canal therapy. Tooth damage can be restored with a porcelain veneer or dental crown, depending on the extent of the damage. If you haven’t experienced any significant tooth infection or damage, then you might be able to alleviate your tooth sensitivity by improving your daily dental hygiene routine with personalized tips from your dentist.
Stop Your Toothache from Coming Back
In most cases, toothaches come back because home remedies don’t treat the cause of them. To learn more, schedule your visit with Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX, today by calling (281) 974-4494.