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Diagnosing the Cause of Tooth Pain for Accurate Treatment

Diagnosing the Cause of Tooth Pain for Accurate Treatment

Diagnosing the Cause of Tooth Pain for Accurate Treatment

No one should have to live with pain or discomfort. Unfortunately, countless individuals suffer from tooth pain on a daily basis. What many of these people may not realize is that there are dental treatments that can eliminate this pain to restore a person’s comfort and quality of life. The key to effectively treating tooth pain is determining what is causing it to begin with. Dr. Craig S. Kohler offers a range of general dentistry services to monitor and preserve a patient’s oral health, but when complications occur, he can also provide patients with the appropriate restorative dentistry treatment to restore the health of the mouth in order to eliminate unwanted side effects, such as tooth pain. Dr. Kohler is happy to discuss some common causes of tooth pain with his Chicago, IL patients, as well as how dental treatment can help get rid of this discomfort for good.

What Causes Tooth Pain?

The teeth are used on a daily basis to bite and break down a wide variety of foods. Because they are exposed to so much force and pressure, they are designed to be strong and durable. Still, there are countless circumstances that can break down or weaken the teeth, and leave them vulnerable to oral health problems. When dental complications do develop, they are likely to result in a number of side effects, and one of those most common side effects is tooth pain. Below are some of the most common causes of tooth pain:

  • Tooth decay: Tooth decay that is minor may not result in any noticeable pain or discomfort, but as decay continues to progress, the inner layer of the tooth’s nerves will become more exposed, making pain more likely.
  • Tooth erosion: Erosion describes a breakdown of healthy tooth enamel due to a high level of acid in the mouth. As tooth enamel weakens, the risk of tooth pain increases.
  • Structural damage: Many people suffer from oral injures that expose a tooth’s nerves and pulp. Chips, cracks, and fractures are all likely to result in heightened tooth sensitivity, as well as tooth pain.
  • Root canal infection: No matter what the cause, if the protective layer of tooth enamel is damaged, it opens the door for bacteria to enter the center of the tooth. This can lead to a root canal infection, which causes the pulp of the tooth to become inflamed, often resulting in tooth pain.
  • Gum disease: The gums and teeth are closely linked, so an infection of the gums (also known as gum disease) can increase a patient’s oral sensitivity, and leave them dealing with tooth pain.

Treating Tooth Pain

Many patients treat tooth pain with over-the-counter pain medications. This can certainly provide some relief, but it is only a temporary solution. In order to effectively eliminate tooth pain, the cause of the condition must be treated. Dr. Kohler offers a comprehensive range of restorative dental treatments that can rebuild tooth structure, protect the inner layer of the teeth, and restore the health of the gums, all in order to improve a patient’s oral health and eliminate tooth pain.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are suffering from tooth pain, Dr. Craig S. Kohler is here to help. Dr. Kohler can help determine the cause of tooth pain so that an effective dental treatment plan can be created. Schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience to say good-bye to tooth pain for good.