If you're struggling with dental pain, Dr. James Walton III and Dr. David Cardman are the Tallahassee, FL, dentists with the experience and skill to help. Whether you have a emergency, such as a throbbing toothache or knocked out tooth, or if your dental pain originates in something more subtle, get the help you need to feel better fast.
Why do my teeth hurt?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that almost 32 percent of young to middle-aged adults have untreated tooth decay. That accounts for a lot of dental pain. Other obvious sources are trauma to the mouth, tooth avulsion, displacement or fracture, deteriorating fillings, gum disease or dental abscess (pulpitis). Some people experience sensitivity to heat, cold and pressure.
Other causes may be more hidden and puzzling. They include:
- Referred sinus or headache pain
- Jaw joint problems (TMJ/TMD)
- Teeth clenching and grinding (a stress-based unconscious habit called bruxism)
- Excessive enamel wear
- Unsupervised teeth whitening
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Orthodontic adjustments
In addition, Health.com reports that dry mouth (xerostomia) can cause your teeth to hurt. Dry mouth results from inadequate hydration after a gum workout or from snoring...literally anything which causes you to exert yourself and mouth breathe.
What you can do
Call your dental office to see if your symptoms require an office visit. If a visit is required you will be given an appointment time to come to the office for emergency evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Walton and Dr. Cardman are experts in restorative dental services of all kinds, including tooth-colored fillings, crowns, root canal therapy, TMJ/TMD treatments, bonding, dental implants, bridgework and more. Your individualized care plan will address your discomfort and improve your oral health and function.
To avoid dental pain, properly care for your teeth at home. Brush gently twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, and floss to remove plaque and tartar. Avoid dental fracture with a mouth guard during sports, a bite guard if you clench your teeth and limiting extra-hard foods, such as peanut brittle. Also, if you're interested in teeth whitening, ask your Tallahassee, FL, dentist this popular cosmetic service is right for your teeth and gums.
Finally, come see Dr. Cardman or Dr. Walton twice a year for a check-up and professional cleaning. They'll partner with you to stay ahead of potential problems and to keep your smile beautiful and pain-free.
We are available for emergency consultation and treatment only. You may call the office at 850-893-2136 for an emergency consultation and, if necessary, a visit. Don't hesitate to call about dental pain or other problem.