Pain when you eat, drink, or speak. Difficulty sleeping. Trouble concentrating. Toothaches, whether minor or severe can cause significant difficulties in your daily life. The cause can also vary from the simple to the complex. At one end of the spectrum, you may have sensitive teeth, and sometimes all that’s required is a change in the type of toothpaste that you use. On the other end of the spectrum is a roots-deep infection that will require you to undergo a root canal. At their worst, toothaches can prevent you from truly living your life. Whatever the reason for the symptoms you’re experiencing, your team at VSP Dental offers effective treatment for a toothache in Danville, VA.
Common Causes of Toothaches in Danville, VA
Prolonged teeth grinding
Root canal infection
Root Canal Infections
When Treatment Is Ineffective
We always strive to preserve a natural tooth, though in some cases, a severely infected or damaged tooth may not be treatable. When this happens, extraction is the best course of action to relieve your toothache and protect your overall dental health, as it will keep any infection from spreading. With the exception of wisdom teeth, most extracted teeth should be replaced. This is due to several factors. Jawbone tends to recede where there are gaps in your smile. You may find eating and speaking awkward after tooth loss. You may also be embarrassed by that gap in your smile.
To avoid all of those complications, we recommend some form of tooth replacement. Dentures and bridges are popular options that have been in use for many years. Patients who are looking for a dependably stable choice generally find it in dental implants. Dental implants look, feel, and function just like real teeth—and they’re built to last. They never develop decay, so they’re never likely to cause you a toothache. Sometimes tooth pain is the beginning of a new opportunity. Dental implants give you a second chance at a healthy tooth and a complete, attractive smile.