There is no need to suffer with toothaches in Carol Stream, IL
Toothaches are relentless. Throbbing robs you of sleep. Pain is a distraction to workplace productivity, driving, and school or sports performance. Tenderness takes the joy out of eating. Dr. Evelyn Maggos and her team at Park Dental Care help patients across the Carol Stream, IL area avoid toothaches whenever possible, and address underlying conditions to effectively stop sensitivity.
What causes a toothache?
A nerve is a bundle of fibers that transmits sensations to the brain or spinal cord, then sends appropriate impulses back to muscles and organs. Teeth and many of the tissues around them contain nerves.
Thus, a toothache may be generated by:
- Decay that causes inflammation of nerves and pressure inside the tooth.
- Abscess, which is a buildup of pus in or near the tooth.
- Fractured tooth or damaged filling that allows pathogens to reach the pulp chamber.
- Repetitive stress, such as clenching, grinding, or chewing gum, which irritates nerves in teeth and jaw joints.
- Gum infection or recession.
What to do for a toothache
It is always a good idea to have the condition checked by a dentist. Dental problems rarely cure themselves, and toothaches usually get progressively worse, or suddenly become acute.
If toothache pain is minor or intermittent, it is fine to schedule a regular appointment at Park Dental Care. However, if you have severe tooth pain, it has lasted more than a day or two, or is accompanied by fever, earache, or jaw pain, please tell us when you call. We will make sure you are seen promptly by Dr. Evelyn, Dr. Georgia, or Dr. Britly.
For toothache relief meanwhile, try a warm saltwater rinse, then cold compresses on the cheek. An over the counter analgesic may bring temporary cavity pain relief.
Carol Stream, IL dentists get to the root of toothaches
Our doctors get you out of discomfort with prescription toothache medicine, if necessary. Your mouth is carefully examined. X-rays or 3D images may be taken to identify changes or abnormalities in internal structures not visible to the unaided eye. Then the dentist designs a dental treatment plan to address the source of your discomfort, so it does not return.Become a Park Dental Care patient now, and you will be in good hands if you ever have toothaches. The number in Carol Stream, IL is 630-556-8880.