If you love to watch old movies or TV shows, you know that one of the sure signs that a comedy routine or scene is about to unfold involves having one of the main characters develop a toothache. What happens next usually consists of knocking the person out to pull the tooth, the overuse of laughing gas, a dental injection that goes awry or the pulling of the wrong tooth. While this scenario makes for great entertainment on the screen, when you have a toothache in real life, it can inhibit your ability to live a full life, and can cause you stress due to the intense amount of pain you are in. When you find yourself with a major toothache, you need a dentist who can help you to get rid of that toothache and get back to living a pain-free existence once more.
There are many different causes for a toothache, none of which are good. Some of the most common causes of toothache include cavities that are forming, an abscessed tooth, a damaged or broken tooth, TMJ, grinding your teeth at night, or a filling that has become damaged. Each person experiences a toothache differently. In fact, some people won’t experience pain unless they put pressure on the tooth, which means that they may discover the problem in the middle of biting down on food. However, many times your toothache could involve a great deal of pain in the tooth, swelling around your tooth, a headache, a fever or pus that drains from the infected tooth.
Regardless of the reason why you have a toothache, when you want it gone, we can help. At G.R. Sheumaker Jr. DDS, we are experienced in finding the source of toothaches and fixing them. We know that your pain may be unbearable, which is why we will handle your toothache gently while treating you with kindness and respect. The next time you have a toothache, come to us!