We often deal with patients who are suffering from tooth pain. Symptoms of tooth pain vary widely from one individual to another, so Dr. Parnaik takes time to listen to each patient to hear their concerns. She will look for signs of decay, disease or dysfunction and create a personalized treatment plan.
As one of Medford, New Jersey’s leading restorative dentists, Dr. Parnaik offers several treatment options for tooth pain. In most cases, Dr. Parnaik will advise patients to preserve the natural tooth. When needed, Dr. PArnaik will recommend a tooth extraction as part of an overall treatment plan which will include an exam and consultation, extraction (if needed), followed by a restorative procedure (dental implant, bridge, or denture) to replace the missing tooth.
Common Tooth Pain Symptoms
Chances are everyone will experience tooth sensitivity at some point or another. The most common cause for sensitive teeth is eating hot or cold foods/drinks. For minor problems, patients may find it beneficial to switch to a special tooth paste for sensitive teeth to minimize or eliminate tooth pain symptoms.
On-going tooth sensitivity that causes moderate or severe tooth pain can be a sign of tooth decay. Dr. Parnaik will examine the tooth and create a personalized treatment plan. A root canal is the most common procedure for dealing with this type of tooth pain. Dr. Parnaik will coordinate treatment with an endodontist to remove the enflamed tissue and seal the tooth with a dental crown.
If your tooth pain is concentrated in the jaw or face, you may have a TMJ disorder. TMJ disorders can contribute to tooth pain because of pressure in the jaw joints. If the teeth aren’t in proper alignment or making proper contact, that too can cause tooth pain as teeth wear and grind against one another.
If you experience tooth pain when you chew or bite, you could have a cracked tooth, broken crown, or loose filling. Another cause may be a tooth cavity. Dr. Parnaik will examine your condition and create a personalized treatment plan.
Constant or Severe Pain
If you have severe tooth pain or tooth pain that won’t go away, you may have tooth decay or an abscessed tooth, which can be a serious condition. An abscessed tooth is one that causes an infection to the tooth pulp as well as the surrounding gum and possibly bone. If you are experiencing this type of tooth pain, contact our Medford dental office for an appointment with Dr. Parnaik.