If you are suffering from a toothache in the Moreno Valley, CA area, we can alleviate your discomfort with a variety of treatments. Toothaches can occur for many reasons and symptoms can differ widely from patient to patient. Our team will evaluate your symptoms and the fundamental cause of your toothache to determine the most appropriate treatment for you. Root canal therapy and fillings are two of the most common options, and we use very gentle techniques for optimal comfort. Often, toothaches can arise suddenly when it is least convenient for you. Fortunately, at Value Dental Centers Moreno Valley, we offer outstanding emergency dentistry services, even on nights and weekends.
Toothache Symptoms Can Vary
A toothache can feel very different for each patient. In some cases, you may experience constant pain. However, your toothache could also be throbbing, or it could come and go in waves. It could be localized, or you could experience pain in other parts of your face, jaw, neck, and/or ears. Often, your toothache may worsen when you eat, especially when you eat very hot, cold, or sugary foods. If you experience these symptoms for more than a day or two, you should contact our office to receive appropriate care.
What Causes Toothaches?
Cavities and dental infections are the two most common reasons for toothaches. Cavities develop when oral bacteria feed off of sugars and starches, producing acids. The acids will wear away your enamel and, eventually, the deeper layers of dental tissue. Through this process, a cavity will develop. Infection develops when bacteria work their way into the soft pulp inside your tooth. This pulp contains nerve endings and blood vessels. As infection spreads, the bacteria will travel along your nerves through your root canals. The nerve will eventually die, which can cause significant discomfort.
You may also develop a toothache if you have a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth, especially if the damage exposes the dental nerve. A damaged dental filling can also cause significant discomfort.
Treatment Options for Toothaches
The right treatment for your toothache will, of course, depend on the underlying cause. If you have a cavity, a dentist will usually recommend a filling or crown. At Value Dental Centers Moreno Valley, we only use tooth-colored composite fillings. This type of restoration is almost as strong as metal, and it will form a stronger bond with your tooth. In addition, it will look very realistic. In contrast to silver amalgam, it will never start to show through your tooth.
Root canal therapy is the most common treatment for dental infection and, often, it will be the only way to save your tooth. During this procedure, your dentist will clean out all bacteria and infected tissue. Then he will top it with a custom-made dental crown. Our root canals involve minimal discomfort. In fact, for most patients, the most noticeable sensation is a sense of relief from their dental pain.
If your toothache is due to a crack or other structural damage, we may recommend a crown. The restoration will fully cover your damaged tooth to strengthen it and renew your complete dental function. Our crowns look very lifelike, and, thanks to our chairside milling machines, we can usually produce these restorations in an hour or less. Once the crown is in place, your toothache will subside quickly.
Contact Us to End Your Discomfort
There is no reason to suffer from ongoing dental pain. Contact our Moreno Valley dental office today for timely, effective treatment.