Toothache Treatments In Richton Park, Chicago Heights, and Flossmoor IL.
You shouldn't wait until you have a toothache to visit your dentist because it is a sign of decay. It is important for your oral health to visit your dentist twice a year for regular checkups to prevent cavities or catch problems before they develop and become harder to treat.
A great oral hygiene routine is essential for maintaining your smile. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day prevents plaque from building up on the surface of your teeth. If it is not removed, it can harden into tartar and attract bacteria which leads to cavities and gum disease. If a cavity is not treated, the decay will spread beyond the tooth enamel to the pulp, causing pain and sensitivity.
Some of the symptoms that accompany a toothache include:
- Sensitivity to hot or cold foods
- Sharp pain, especially when eating
- Inflamed or swollen gums
- Abscess on the gums
It is always better to treat the natural tooth whenever possible instead of replacing it. A root canal from your dentist can keep your smile strong and healthy.
Root Canal Treatment
You may be worried about root canals being painful procedures, but you shouldn’t feel any pain because you will be numbed with an anesthetic. A root canal puts an end to your toothache when the inflamed or infected pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected. The tooth is then filled and sealed to prevent it from getting infected in the future. Finally, the tooth is covered with a custom-made crown that will strengthen and protect it.
If you are suffering from a toothache, call our dental offices in Richton Park, Chicago Heights, or Flossmoor IL.