Dental pain makes life miserable, but even more so if you try to ignore it. Your dental pain can be caused by many easily treatable issues. Ignoring or trying to self-medicate any dental discomfort can lead to more dental issues, requiring extensive treatment, therapy, and dealing with expensive procedures.
You could be dealing with dental pain while chewing. You may be coping with persistent toothaches. Your child could be dealing with dental pain but may be too afraid to visit the dentist.
Dr. Eike and our Smile Creations team know how to stop the pain while ensuring the highest level of comfort at our Neenah, WI dentist office. We also know how to prevent you and your loved ones from dealing with dental pain in the future.
Call 920-243-4122 or contact us through our online form today if dental pain is affecting your life. It’s important to catch any causes of dental pain early, so you and your family members can better enjoy life and not waste time or money.
Relieving Dental Pain For Kids
Kids often experience dental pain due to injuries or cavities. A tooth could be knocked loose or completely knocked out during a sporting event or while playing in the neighborhood. Kids also love their sweets, so cavities are never a surprise in our office.
Taking care of cavities is no big deal. We gently remove decay from your child’s tooth, then use a filling to protect the tooth from further damage. If your child’s tooth has been damaged due to trauma, it’s important for us to see him or her right away. If the tooth has been knocked out, save the tooth and bring it with you. We may be able to put your child’s tooth back in place.
Relieving Dental Pain For Adults
The same conditions and advice above applies to us adults. Cavities and damaged/knocked-out teeth must be dealt with quickly.
For instance, leaving a painful, damaged tooth in place can:
- Cause infections, which can lead to gum disease
- Create vulnerability to decay, which can lead to removal of the tooth and possibly others
- Hinder your eating habits
Since adults deal with missing teeth more often than children, it’s important to understand that leaving a tooth missing can cause:
- Damage to your other teeth
- The inability to chew beneficial foods or properly digest foods
- A loss of bone tissue, which weakens your jaw and hinders restorative dentistry that can save your smile, such as dental implants
Why You Shouldn’t Try To Treat Dental Pain Yourself
Dental pain isn’t supposed to be a part of your daily life. Treating it with over-the-counter medications often only leads to a waste of money and increased threats to your oral health and overall health.
Smile-Saving & Pain-Relieving Solutions
If your tooth has been severely damaged due to decay or an injury, you may need to have the tooth extracted to better improve your smile and ensure your oral health.
You could also be experiencing pain or sensitivity due to gum recession. We treat gum recession by using a gum graft to replace the missing tissue.
If you’ve been missing a tooth or teeth for a while, you may have lost bone material in your jaw. We will provide a bone graft to help your jaw better support dental implants.
A damaged tooth can be corrected with a dental crown, which we will provide in just one visit.
If you have required a tooth extraction or are missing teeth, we can replace one or all with dental implants, dentures, or dental bridges.
If you’re experiencing painful toothaches, a root canal may be the solution. Damaged pulp in your tooth, which causes severe pain and sensitivity, will be removed and your tooth will be further protected from additional damage.
Providing Comfort While Preventing Pain
Local anesthesia will be used to numb your mouth and ensure you feel zero discomfort while we take care of you. We also provide nitrous oxide – or “laughing gas” – to fully ease your mind.
Emergency Dentistry & Free Consultations
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call 920-243-4122 immediately. We will do our best to see you the same day. You can also use our convenient online form to schedule a free consultation at our Neenah, WI dentist office regarding our restorative dentistry services.