Taking Action Against A Persistent Toothache
Posted February 6, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
A persistent toothache is more than just a nuisance – it can indicate that an issue with your tooth needs to be addressed. Many people suffer tooth pain because that tooth has developed what is known as an endodontic issue, which means it is experiencing an internal problem. This can happen when a cavity has grown to the point that bacteria has been able to infect the living tissue within your tooth. A root canal treatment can put a stop to this problem, and eliminate related tooth pain. If you ignore pain or sensitivity, you can face a risk for suffering a potentially serious dental issue.
If too much time passes without treatment for an endodontic problem, your tooth could be in real jeopardy. At a certain point, a cavity can do enough damage to make removing the tooth the only option left to your dentist. The infection can also move through your root, and spread to your jawbone.
When you schedule regular dental checkups, you ensure you have a careful examination that will turn up problems like tooth decay. A cavity caught in earlier stages can be treated before it becomes painful, and your tooth can be restored through the placement of a dental filling.
Not every internal problem is from a cavity. It is possible to suffer problems within your tooth after an injury, especially if that injury leaves a crack that exposes your pulp. If you suffer internal problems after an injury, a root canal treatment can help.