People who wait to have a sore tooth checked usually end up saying “I wish I had come sooner!” This is especially true with patients of the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Mt. Vernon VA, where we practice pain free dentistry.
No matter its cause, a toothache sends a simple, clear message: “See your dentist!” Unfortunately, toothaches never get better on their own.
Toothaches are not normal. The pain may be sharp or it may be dull, but it should not be ignored. The most common cause of a toothache is a decay – that is, a cavity. But there are other causes, too. It could be an indication of gum disease, or at worst, the sign of an abscess that needs a root canal.
Other possible causes of a toothache include a broken crown, mouth sores, bite issues, and TMD (temporomandibular disorder). At the Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry, we will determine the cause of the pain so proper treatment can begin.
We keep our patients comfortable with sedation dentistry. We call it pain-free because it can eliminate sensitivity, and put you in a state of relaxation. This is especially useful for patients with dental anxiety.
We’re also well-versed in the latest cosmetic dental services, and are dedicated to transforming smiles. Smile makeovers at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry boost confidence and improve a person’s overall presentation. Visit our smile gallery for examples of what we can do.
Above all, if you have any tooth pain, don’t wait to come to Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry in Mt. Vernon VA. We’ll take excellent care of you with pain free dentistry. We also provide family dentistry services.