Professional Endodontics encourages patients to see a dentist or endodontist when they experience tooth pain to treat the cause and prevent further damage.
Tooth pain can present itself in many different ways, and often it can be difficult for people to determine the exact source. In some cases, tooth pain may seem to originate in one specific tooth or in an area of the gums. Other times, the pain may seem to resonate from the sinus cavity, below the ear, or feel like a dull ache in the jaw. In the case of damaged pulpal tissue, the pain may fade over time as the nerve dies, but this does not mean that the problem has subsided. In fact, severe pain that subsides on its own should still be checked out by a dentist or specialist to make sure it is not an early symptom of a more severe issue.
So what should you do if you are experiencing tooth pain?
When tooth ache is severe, patients are anxious to get into a dentist or endodontist quickly to relieve the pain. However, dull tooth aches may cause discomfort and inconvenience, but are more likely to be treated at home rather than with a specialist. In some cases, tooth ache can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications, but it is important to understand that pain is a signal from your body that there is a problem. So the question is, how do you know when you need to see a dentist or specialist for your tooth pain?
Tooth pain can be caused by a variety of problems including tooth decay that enables bacteria to infect the dental pulp, cavities that may be sensitive to heat or cold, or infection of the gums. Because the origins of tooth pain can be complicated, it is important to see a dentist if you experience discomfort. A dentist will be able to take x-rays or perform a visual inspection to determine what the problem is. If the problem is complex or difficult to diagnose, you may be referred to a specialist such as an endodontist. An endodontist has the necessary expertise to diagnose tooth pain and perform the necessary procedures to treat an infected tooth.
If you are experiencing tooth pain, it is important to have the problem addressed by a dentist or endodontist. It is easier to treat a problem if it is identified early. Early detection and treatment are especially important in the case of cavities and root canals to prevent further tooth damage and preserve your natural teeth.
About Professional Endodontics
Professional Endodontics has been exceeding the standard of care in Wayne and Macomb counties for over 50 years. The team specializes with treating issues with the inside of the tooth and goes out of its way to provide a safe easy environment for patients. Each member of the practice is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care and values high-quality relationships with referring dentists and specialists. Each endodontist at Professional Endodontics has been individually chosen as Best Dentists. Thanks to contemporary advances in endodontics, Professional Endodontics is able to use innovative technology to treat and save teeth that have suffered damage to the soft tissue within the roots of the tooth.
Professional Endodontics now offers three state-of-the art facilities in Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, and a fully renovated Southfield location in the Comercia Tower. All locations offer the latest in advanced dental deliver systems, microscopy, and digital radiography.