If you’ve ever had a toothache, then you might be aware of how disruptive the pain can be, especially in cases of more severe tooth sensitivity. You might also be aware that treating the toothache will rely on finding out its root cause and addressing the issue to restore your tooth to good health. Because toothaches can have a wide variety of potential reasons, the best way to treat one is to find out why your tooth hurts in the first place so your dentist can suggest an appropriate solution.
What’s Causing the Ache?
Healthy teeth are designed to protect themselves from things that could irritate or harm them, like oral bacteria and food particles. The enamel that surrounds your teeth is made almost entirely of mineral crystals, and this layer protects the more sensitive main structures of your teeth. When this enamel is compromised by excessive oral bacteria, or when teeth are cracked or fractured, they will become more sensitive because their enamel no longer protects them properly. Appropriate treatment will depend on the level of severity of your tooth and/or tooth enamel damage.
Finding the Right Solution
In many cases, weak enamel can be strengthened with improved hygiene, more frequent visits to your dentist, and often, topical fluoride treatment. However, when your tooth structure has been damaged, your dentist will have to suggest a restorative treatment, such as tooth bonding, veneers, or lifelike dental crowns. To stop your tooth from hurting, your dentist will have to restore and rebuild the compromised tooth structure to shield it from irritation once again.
Find the Best Treatment for Your Toothache
If you have a toothache, then treating it as quickly as possible is the best way to stop it from growing much worse. To learn more, schedule a consultation with your dentist calling Dr. Newman’s office today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Grant Road Professional Plaza in Tucson, AZ, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.