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Tooth Pain, Jaw Pain New York, NY

Tooth Pain Relief

There are all types of pain a body can feel, but for many people who experience it, tooth pain is in a class by itself. There are several reasons why a person may experience tooth pain. The most common cause is dental decay.

When a tooth has decayed to the point where the nerve is involved, sensitivity to temperature and sweets can be extreme. Depending on the severity of the problem, a tooth with extensive decay may respond to root canal therapy. In this scenario, the nerve of the tooth is removed from the root, and the area is cleaned and sterilized. A special filling is put into the root canal to seal it off, so bacteria cannot enter again.

Decay is not the only reason a person may be experiencing tooth pain. A tooth that has been cracked or broken may also be sensitive and require general dental treatment. In some instances, a cracked or broken tooth can be repaired with tooth bonding. If the tooth is salvageable but the nerve has been compromised, root canal therapy may be recommended.

Chronic clenching of the jaw can also result in tooth pain, as well as jaw pain. Bruxism, or tooth grinding, can lead to tooth pain as well. These two conditions are treatable once they have been properly diagnosed. In many situations, a nightguard can be used to stop the problem. Occasionally, additional treatment is necessary. Your dentist will determine the best avenue for treating the problem.

Treatment for Jaw Pain

Jaw pain is also a treatable condition. Proper diagnosis will identify the cause of the problem. It could be misalignment of the teeth, which can cause the bite to be off. This can put undue strain on the jaw joint. Chronic clenching and bruxism can also lead to jaw pain. Treating the condition usually eliminates the pain.

Another source of jaw pain is attributed to problems with the temporomandibular joint. TMJ/TMD problems must be diagnosed properly in order to identify the best treatment. Some patients can get relief with specific exercise, while others may need more in-depth treatment.

Get relief from your tooth or jaw pain at Village Dental NYC. Schedule an appointment for a dental exam so we can determine the source of your pain and develop a treatment plan to relieve it. You do not need to suffer with pain from your teeth or jaw when you contact Village Dental NYC.