Why You Shouldn’t Ignore A Toothache
By Comprehensive Dental Group
July 01, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: tooth pain  

Find out exactly what could happen to your beautiful smile if you ignore your dental pain.

It might seem rather hard to believe that a simple toothache could become a disaster for your oral health if not addressed but it is tooth painentirely possible. While no one relishes the idea of going to their Stamford, CT dentists Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson regarding a toothache, the sooner you seek treatment the happier you’ll be (trust us!).

What’s going on?

If there is damage to the tooth’s enamel either because of decay, gum disease or even a chip, you are at risk for developing an abscess, a painful pus pocket caused by a bacterial infection. Fortunately, issues like small cracks can be treated either with dental bonding or by getting a dental crown from your Stamford general dentist. By preventing bacteria from getting into the tooth you prevent an abscess from forming.

What symptoms should I watch for?

Besides having a toothache, if you are dealing with any of these other problems then this could be a red flag that it’s time to see us:

  • Chronic bad breath
  • Swelling in the face, jaw or neck
  • Fever
  • Redness or swelling of the gums

When should I visit my Stamford, CT family dentist?

You need to get prompt medical treatment right away to prevent the problem from getting worse. Decay, gum disease, and other infections don’t clear up on their own, and often just get worse. Before you lose healthy teeth or gums, it’s time you sought the treatment you need. Through a physical examination and possibly some imaging tests we can determine the root cause of your pain and create the proper treatment plan to get your smile back to being its healthiest.

By ignoring dental pain you risk irreversible damage to your smile. Before this happens, turn to Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford, CT today.