Are you experiencing tooth pain? How do you know if it’s serious?
If you are feeling momentary sensitivity to hot or cold foods, this generally does not signal a serious problem. Temperature sensitivity may be caused by minor decay, a loose filling, or minor receding of gums
Try using toothpaste made for sensitive teeth, and brush with a soft or extra-soft brush. If the pain persists, set up an appointment to come in.
Remember, there’s no reason to hurt. Your body is trying to tell you something.
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Tooth pain or sensitivity on an on-going basis could be an indication of something more serious. This type of tooth pain can be a symptom of a chipped or cracked tooth, abscessed tooth, dental decay, or infection.
Set up an appointment to see an endodontist right away if you notice you’re experiencing on-going tooth pain. Endodontists specialize in diagnosing and treating tooth pain.
Don’t go through the holidays with a sore or swollen mouth. Especially when a quick trip to Cascadia Dental Specialists can help you find the source of the problem and quickly relieve you of the pain.
Our doctors at Cascadia Dental Specialists can help you with various endodontic treatments, oral surgery, and traumatic dental injuries. We will always look at all treatment options to determine the best course of action for your individual case. Contact us today to get started.