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When Should I Be Concerned about Tooth Pain?

December 18, 2018
Posted By: Kaya Aygen, D.M.D.
Tooth Pain Patient | Sarasota Dental Arts

Dental pain is said to be some of the worst you can experience, and if you've ever had a toothache, you probably agree. The constant and relentless pain of a severe toothache is enough to keep you from getting the sleep you need and from functioning in your daily life.

If you are experiencing this kind of pain, it is essential that you contact your emergency dentist in Sarasota, FL right away because it's likely that your tooth is infected. If you are proactive about seeking treatment, root canal therapy can typically relieve your pain and preserve your tooth.

What if My Tooth Is Sensitive?

If you have a tooth that is reacting to hot or cold temperatures, it is likely that this pain goes away on its own relatively quickly and you may wonder if you should contact your dentist. It's a good rule of thumb to have your dentist check a tooth that is sensitive because this may be indicating that there is decay present.

If you take action and treat tooth decay right away, a dental filling is usually all that is needed to restore your tooth to health. If you put off treatment, or the decay is left undiagnosed, it can progress further into your tooth and cause an infection that will result in severe pain.

Sarasota Dental Arts

Pain is often a sign that there is something wrong, even if it goes away. If you or a loved one has a painful or sensitive tooth, contact Dr. Aygen, your dentist in Sarasota right away. Even if you're unsure that it's a real emergency, he is happy to assess your condition and determine the best course of action to protect your oral health. Give us a call at (941) 200-3049 today if you have questions, concerns, or dental discomfort.

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