Tell Us When Your Tooth Aches

olathe toothacheWhen you have an aching tooth, this could mean serious trouble for your smile without care. In today’s blog, we want to explain how routine care and restorations could protect smiles from the impact of advanced decay or infection. Your Olathe, KS, dentists want you to know the risks of an aching tooth!

The Possible Causes of Aching Teeth

In some cases, a toothache could be caused by changes in air pressure, such as taking an airplane somewhere or visiting a higher elevation. Cold winter winds and even sinus or allergy issues could lead to aches and sensitivity. However, with these factors the pain will pass after a few hours. An ache that persists for more than a day could actually mean the presence of a cavity, one that has reached a more advanced stage that could become an infection without immediate treatment. When you have sensitivity to food and drink, or a painful ache that continues to persist after one or two days, please let us know right away.

Fillings and Crowns

When you arrive, we will use advanced digital imaging systems to identify the position of the cavity and assess the severity. From there, we can choose the right treatment option. For most cases of tooth decay, our team could place a dental filling. Made from a lifelike and metal-free composite resin, this is shaded to blend with your smile and can be placed in only one visit. For more severe cases, we could use a crown, which covers the entirety of the tooth’s visible portion. If a tooth is infected, we could prescribe a root canal to remove the infection, and a crown to cover and protect the remaining structure.

Oral Appliances

If you play full contact sports or martial arts, there is always the risk of a chipped, cracked, or even knocked out tooth. To safeguard your smile, we could recommend a custom-made mouthguard. Likewise, if you grind your teeth, which can cause aches and damage your smile, we could use an oral appliance to prevent further damage, and treatments like bonding to repair any damage that has occurred, using the same material as we employ in our tooth-colored dental fillings. If you have any questions about how we treat issues like tooth decay, or about our lifelike restorations and custom oral appliances, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Need to Schedule a Visit?

Our team wants to help you and your family enjoy good oral health. Schedule an appointment today and learn more about our preventive and restorative treatment options. You can also call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. Find our office at 15010 S Black Bob Road Olathe, KS 66062. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.