If dental pain is making it uncomfortable to eat, hard to sleep, or interrupting your day, dentist Dan Adamo of Randall Oaks Dental in Carpentersville, IL can help you find relief.
Tooth pain can have many causes and range in intensity from mild to severe. Your dentist can help pinpoint the catalyst of your discomfort and find a solution that leaves you smiling.
If you experience sensitivity in your teeth when drinking or eating hot or cold foods, you may have minor decay or receding gums, which cause the root surface to be exposed. In the short term, try using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth, brush gently, and avoid consuming items that trigger sensitivity. Consult with your dentist at our Carpentersville, IL office if the sensitivity persists.
Pain when biting
Intense pain when biting into hard food could indicate severe decay or damage to the tooth or pulp. Make sure to visit your dentist right away, as a root canal or other dental procedure may be necessary to fix the damaged tooth.
Constant pain and swollen gums
A throbbing tooth and sensitive gums could be the result of an abscessed tooth. This is a serious issue that can result in an infection to the tissue and even your jawbone and requires attention from your dentist. Ask your provider at our Carpentersville, IL office to suggest an over-the-counter pain reliever to take if you can't be seen right away.
Achy jaw and tooth pressure
If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, pressure and aching could be the result of a sinus infection. A physician can evaluate you for a sinus condition and suggest appropriate medication.
In the absence of cold symptoms, these sensations might be caused by teeth grinding. Your dentist can provide guidance or prescriptions for halting this habit, such as taking anti-anxiety medications or muscle relaxants or having targeted botox injections.
Don't continue to suffer from tooth pain. Schedule an appointment with your dentist at our Carpentersville, IL office today by calling 224-484-8221.