When You’re Having a Toothache

Nearly everyone has a toothache at some point in his or her lifetime. That’s when a visit to Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Farmington Hills, Michigan is in order! We work diligently to be sure that we diagnose the cause of your pain and discomfort correctly and efficiently in order to plan out the best solution for you. We want you happy, healthy, and pain free!

Common Causes of a Toothache
There are several reasons for a toothache, but after examining your problem areas we will be able to tell you what is occurring. Many times the pain comes from tooth decay or a cavity. Plaque wears at the enamel outer part of your teeth and can create holes in any area of your tooth. Grinding one’s teeth while sleeping, when experiencing anxiety, or just throughout the day can also contribute to tooth pain, as well as the wearing down of your tooth enamel! Gum disease, teeth fractures due to impact or pressure, and abscessed teeth are all other causes of toothaches that we see and treat in our office.

Common Treatments and Solutions
After an examination, we will be able to tell what treatment or procedure is best for your tooth issue. Procedures and solutions range from simple fillings, crowns and root canals, to dental implants, medication, surgical procedures, the usage of mouthguards, and more. We promise to get to the root of the problem!

Toothache Prevention
The outer layer of your enamel and the inner part of your tooth can both decay after being exposed to foods or liquids sitting on your teeth. The combination of saliva, your body’s natural acids, and the food that stays put on your teeth after you eat becomes plaque, and that plaque can continue to build up and adhere to your teeth – and especially in between your teeth.

Regular cleanings at your dentist, daily flossing, brushing, and using mouthwash can all help prevent toothaches due to exposure to plaque. Overnight mouthguards to help with teeth grinding are also available and can help with the prevention of a toothache. Farmington Hills, Michigan houses our office, and we welcome you to visit for a consultation and treatment plan!

Feeling those nasty effects of a toothache? Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry welcomes you to pain-free living!

Emily Harrison’s passion for the medical field began when she started visiting the chiropractor regularly as a child and wanted to know more about how it helped her back. Since then, she has researched and written extensively about different areas of medicine such as chiropractic care, obstetrics, anesthesiology, and dentistry. When she is not writing or researching, she enjoys baking and crossword puzzles.