When pain shows up and doesn’t pass after a few hours, whether located in your teeth or your gums, then this could be a sign of trouble. Never ignore aches in your smile, instead let your Astoria, NY, dentist know! We will carefully examine your smile to see if you need treatment, and these visits could help prevent a minor issue from becoming something much more threatening for your smile’s health and appearance.
Toothaches and Tooth Decay
When your teeth feel sensitive for prolonged periods, or you have an ache that doesn’t pass after a few hours, this could point the presence of an advanced cavity or even an infected tooth. See us right away, so we can examine your smile and see what treatments you will need. Otherwise, the issue could grow worse until the tooth develops an infection, or requires removal to prevent the spread of infection to their teeth! Remember, routine visits every six months allow our team to watch over your smile and watch for the earliest indicators of a developing cavity, treating the issue before you experience any aches or pain.
Sore Gums and Gingivitis
When your gums become inflamed, this irritation could lead to an issue known as gingivitis. Warning signs of gingivitis could include soreness or redness in your gums, as well as bleeding when you brush and floss. Unless addressed quickly, this could lead to a greater risk of gum disease! If you experience soreness in your gums, or notice changes to the color, let us know. With the right steps, we can prevent gum disease or successfully manage it to prevent the risk of tooth loss.
Possible Treatment Options
If you have an aching tooth, we can likely address the concerns in one visit with a lifelike filling. For infections, a root canal and the placement of a natural-looking crown can restore your tooth. For those with sore gums, we could perform a deep cleaning, known as a scaling and root planing, to remove all plaque and tartar and help reduce inflammation in the gum tissues. This helps prevent gum disease. The same procedure could manage the early stages of the disease to keep periodontitis at bay, the advanced stage linked to tooth loss in adults. If you have any questions about addressing pain in your smile, then please contact our team today. We’re here to help you maintain your healthiest possible smile!
Do You Have Questions About Aches and Pains?
Our team would like to help you enjoy a healthy smile by addressing possible problems in the earliest stages. To learn more about protecting the health of your smile, then schedule a consultation, call Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.