There are many different reasons why someone can have a toothache, some of which can be very serious. Because you won’t know the route cause until you’re evaluated, it’s important to treat all toothaches as an emergency. If you have a Union City toothache, no matter how minor the pain is, you should contact your dentist right away to have it evaluated.
Tooth aches can be caused by many things. Some common causes are: a cavity, TMJ (a condition of the jaw), a cracked or fractured tooth or even gum disease. Although there are many different causes, tooth aches all have similar symptoms. The most common symptoms are pain around the tooth, gums, and/or jaw. The pain experienced with a Union City toothache ranges from mild to severe. There is a misconception that toothaches that only cause minor pain aren’t serious but it’s very possible to have a serious condition and to not initially experience that level of pain. Some toothache causes are very serious and need to be treated immediately. This is why it is crucial to never ignore a toothache no matter how mild the pain is. If you’re not certain as to whether or not something is considered a dental emergency or not, be on the safe side and call our office right away. The treatment you receive for a toothache depends on the cause and severity of the problem. Your emergency dentist will determine that after he evaluates you and determines the root cause. Generally speaking, if you have a cavity, you will need to get drilling done and fillings put in. If the problem is more serious and gum disease is the cause then periodontal treatments such as regular cleanings, scaling and root planing or even surgery may be required.
If you are experiencing a Union City toothache, contact our office right away. We’ll do everything we can to have you seen by the dentist immediately.