Tooth pain can affect your quality of life and can come on suddenly and without warning. The cause of your toothache can be in response to varying factors. If you are experiencing a toothache contact our Woodbridge, VA dentist office as soon as possible. Dr. Joseph Cavallo is a highly trained and experienced dentist that can help relieve your tooth pain.
Do not place an oral pain reliever directly on the affected area and never attempt to remove a loose filling or repair a broken tooth on your own.
Dr. Cavallo will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to find the cause of your toothache. Finding what causes the pain can help Dr. Cavallo offer conservative dental treatments that will relieve your pain and restore the function of your smile.
Common Causes & Treatments For Tooth Pain
- Cause: Cavity or Tooth Decay: Untreated, tooth decay can infect the pulp of the tooth. Once infected, the pulp of the tooth can become sensitive or painful.
Possible Treatment: If caught early, a filling may be able to treat tooth decay. A root canal may be necessary if the infection has spread to the pulp of the tooth. A root canal can be used to clear the infection out of the root canal. After you root canal you can expect almost immediate pain relief. If the infection is more advanced, a tooth extraction may be necessary.
- Cause: Broken or loose filling or restoration: When a dental filling or crown breaks it could cause discomfort in the mouth.
Possible Treatment: Dr. Cavallo offers tooth colored fillings for tooth decay or to restore missing or broken fillings. Dr. Cavallo can also restore or remake a custom fit dental restoration if it becomes broken or lost. Never attempt to reattach a filling or restoration on your own.
Depending on the cause of your tooth pain, Dr. Cavallo may recommend one or more restorative or cosmetic dental treatments. Dr. Cavallo will always fix the cause of your oral health problem for long term oral health.
Regular visits with Dr. Cavallo in his Woodbridge dentist office provide him with the ability to spot developing dental problems such as worn, damaged or decayed teeth before they become a problem. Early diagnosis can help to keep your smile healthy and enable Dr. Cavallo to provide conservative dental treatments.
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