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March 27, 2017

At Maple Family Dentistry, we know how troubling toothaches can be! Whether the pain be fleeting, intermittent or barely there, the problem should be addressed by a dental professional! Here are some common causes for toothaches:

An abscessed tooth – this can be the most severe pain! It can be accompanied by a fever or swelling of the face or mouth. You may also experience heat or cold sensitivity. The pain would disappear if the abscess ruptures. However, it still requires treatment to prevent the infection from spreading. The solution for this problem is usually a root canal. This requires the tooth to be flushed out and resealed.

A cavity – some can cause discomfort! When the decay erodes a major part of enamel, you will be able to feel the internal layers which can cause pain. The treatment required involves removing the cavity and sealing the tooth with a dental filling.

Thinned enamel – this can occur from aggressive brushing. Your teeth might react sensitively to hot or cold as a result. To minimize or diminish pain, a fluoride treatment can be administered. In more serious cases a protective coating can be used on the surface of the teeth.

A cracked tooth – a damaged tooth can be very painful! A restorative procedure such as a crown can usually be used. Your dentist will find the best solution that works for your case.

Toothaches should never be ignored! Consult Maple Family Dentistry in Maple for toothache solutions today!

– Dr. Raymond Zhu

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