We’ve all been there; you have a tooth ache and need to see a dentist. A medical history and physical exam is needed in order to diagnose a toothache. A Baytown Texas dentist such as Dr. Ivi Sanguinetti, DDS, PA can perform various tests in order to determine the cause of the pain.
Treating a Toothache
A Panorex x-ray offers a 3-D look at all angles of the mouth to determine the cause of the pain. Tooth pain and jaw pain can be caused by tooth decay and/or infection, damaged fillings, infected gums or from a chipped or broken tooth. Some triggers of pain may be from cold or hot, sweets, putting other pressure on the tooth or biting down in general.
In severe cases, a tooth extraction may be required. For some teeth, a root canal will be needed sometimes in conjunction with a dental crown. If there is swelling present in the jaw, a dentist will prescribe an antibiotic. A professional dentist can determine what dental procedure is required in order to restore the health of the tooth.
After having tooth pain treated with a professional dentist, good dental hygiene is important. A regular brushing and flossing routine is imperative for one’s overall health. Also routine and follow-up appointments can help relieve dental pain faster.
To schedule an appointment with a Baytown Texas dentist today, call 281-421-5950. Dr. Ivi Sanguinetti, DDS, PA cannot wait to help you restore your dental health.
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