Most Toothaches Are Caused by Untreated Cavities

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When a cavity forms on one of your teeth you might experience heightened sensitivity, discomfort when chewing, or a noticeable change in the tooth’s texture. Should you choose to ignore these symptoms, the bacterial tooth decay will inevitably start to spread deeper into the tooth. When this happens you could gradually start to experience a toothache.

In a case like this, the severity of the tooth decay will determine the treatment options Dr. Jeremy D. Hatch recommends. In the interim, you might find some minor short-term relief by taking some over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication or rubbing topical oral analgesia on the underlying gums.

Most cases of toothache pain, from an untreated cavity, require our dentist to perform a root canal. This will extract all the infected material, as well as the enamel layer of the tooth. Then, Dr. Jeremy D. Hatch will restore the internal structure of the tooth to prepare it for an eventual crown.

In a severe case where the tooth decay has caused a dangerous abscess to form in your gums, Dr. Jeremy D. Hatch might recommend a total extraction. After your gums have healed and any infection concerns have cleared, he can present you with various options for restoring the tooth.

If you live in the Hurricane, Utah, area and you are suffering from toothache pain, please do not delay in calling 435-635-9471 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Mountain View Dental. Our team is here for your oral care needs!