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Experiencing toothache?

If you are experiencing sharp, dull or lingering toothache, read this:

Tooth pain is a protective response from your body telling your that something is wrong. The most common cause of dental pain is tooth decay, a bacterial infection that can spread through many parts of the tooth, and even into the gum tissue. The only sure way to know exactly what's causing tooth pain, is to see a dentist. Your dentist will ask your specific questions about the pain and discomfort and will perform a comprehensive exam to identify the exact source of the pain.

You may think toothache that goes away on its own is no longer cause for worry. However, if pain disappears it could mean that the nerve tissue deep inside the tooth has been damaged so severely that it has died, yet an infection is still present.

Constant, severe pain and pressure, swelling of the gums, and sensitivity to touch indicate an infection in the tooth. Infection affects the gum and bone tissue. Visit your dentist right away before the infection gets worse.

If you are suffering from toothache, it is important to see a dentist right away, not only to relieve the pain, but also to save the tooth while it's still possible.

Lingering pain or sharp pain when biting down on food can be caused by severe tooth decay, a loose filling, a crack in the tooth, or possibly by damaged pulp tissue inside the tooth. Depending on the cause, treatment may involve filling, bonding, root canal therapy, or other procedures.

No matter what type of tooth pain or discomfort you are experiencing, it is important to seek treatment and stop the infection. If you are suffering from toothache, call our dental office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Corrales.

Dental Land Costa Rica: 1 (888) 844 4929

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