Are you experiencing a toothache in Villa Park, IL?
Waking up with a toothache can be downright nerve-wracking. What could be going on? This state of disorientation is where our Villa Park, IL, dentists, Dr. Muzammil Saeed and Dr. Javed Bhojani, come in to provide your aching tooth with the care it needs. After all, a toothache is considered a dental emergency so the sooner you seek treatment, the better!
More about Toothaches
While there are several things that could be causing dental pain, the most common cause is decay. In fact, decay is the most common dental disorder to affect both children and adults. The sooner decay is detected the better, as it can continue to spread throughout the tooth. Decayed enamel will need to be removed right away, after which our Villa Park, IL, general dentists can apply a dental filling to restore the tooth.
Other causes of a toothache include,
- An abscess: This pimple-like growth on the gums is a warning sign of a dental infection within the pulp chamber of the tooth that may also have spread to the roots of the tooth.
- An infected/inflamed dental pulp: If this soft-tissue structure inside the tooth becomes infected or inflamed (often from decay, an infection, or a traumatic injury) it will need to be removed during a procedure known as a root canal.
- A cracked or fractured tooth: There are several factors that can lead to a cracked tooth, and if you notice that dental pain gets worse when chewing or biting, then you could be dealing with a cracked tooth.
- Gum disease: While this is a condition that affects the health of the gums, it can also lead to bone and tooth loss, as well as tooth sensitivity.
- Tooth sensitivity: This condition is characterized by a lingering sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks, as well as sweets. It could mean that there is a crack or fracture present or it could be a warning sign of dental decay.
- Impacted tooth: An impacted tooth is one that doesn’t fully erupt through the gums. This is most common with wisdom teeth, which are the third and final set of molars to come in (they usually appear during the later teen years or early twenties).
In order to figure out what’s causing your toothache, it’s important that you visit our emergency dentist immediately for treatment. Don’t just ignore dental pain, as the problem will not go away on its own. In fact, leaving a toothache can actually result in more serious and long-term complications. If you are dealing with a toothache or other distressing symptoms, call Villa Park Dental Care right away at (630) 359-0105.