Emergency dentist near Waterford stops toothache pain

Every year, many trips to the ER are made by individuals who are in excruciating dental pain. Toothache pain can vary in severity. Sometimes it's more of a dull discomfort, while other times you may feel constant, shooting pain that can't be relieved by cold compress, pain relievers, or avoiding certain foods.

Whatever the case may be, Dr. Ingber and his team are available during regular office hours to get you out of pain and to treat the underlying cause.

Placing blame

One of the most common dental-related causes of an aching tooth is the result of a chronic problem. The bacteria in the sticky film called plaque produce acids. These acids eat through enamel and, if the process continues unabated, can create a hole or cavity. You may experience pain whenever you eat or drink something very hot, cold, or sweet, or when you bite down.

Other dental causes include debris that can be caught in gaps between teeth, or a fracture or split in the tooth resulting from either an accident or a chronic problem such as gum disease and bruxism.

One of the most troubling and often painful dental-related sources of toothache is an infection of the tooth root. This infection can progress to a pus-filled abscess that won't go away on its own. If anything, it can even spread to other parts of the face and body.

Treatment may include root canal therapy, which can save the tooth but is not always successful. If the tooth can't be saved, Metropolitan Dental Center staff may need to pull it, and can then discuss modern options to fill the space as extraction is a last resort.

Surprising causes

Sometimes you may be convinced a tooth is infected and needs a filling, or a root canal and crown — only to be told by the dentist that he or she can't find anything wrong with your teeth. How can this be?

Many other types of medical conditions present themselves as pain in the face or cause localized tender areas that may feel like aching teeth. Some of these conditions include:
  • Sinus problems, infections
  • Jaw overuse
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (episodes of short, severe pain)
  • Migraines, cluster headaches
  • Heart problems
  • Salivary gland disorders
  • Stress
  • Muscle tension
  • Depression
Don't wait to act; there is no need to put off treating that toothache when you have an emergency dentist available at Metropolitan Dental Center, right here in Waterford. Call 248-364-7737 for prompt attention.

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