Few things are as irritating as a chronic toothache. In some cases, a toothache even makes eating or speaking painful and difficult. What causes a toothache? How does one make a toothache stop? Thankfully, at Viva Dental Family Dentistry, we can find the cause of your dental distress and recommend immediate treatment. In today’s blog, your Dallas dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, explains a few common causes of toothaches and discusses treatment options.

What Causes a Toothache?

A variety of factors can lead to a toothache, including:

  • Cavities
  • Teeth grinding
  • Sinus infection
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Damaged filling or crown
  • Cracked or chipped tooth

Diagnosing and Treating Your Toothache

In order to address your dental pain, Dr. Truong will first need to discover the cause of your aching tooth. After an oral examination, Dr. Truong can diagnose your tooth pain and prescribe the appropriate treatment.  For teeth damaged by chips, fractures, or teeth grinding, Dr. Truong may recommend crowns or veneers to return teeth to full function and appearance. For toothaches caused by cavities, you may require a dental filling to protect your remaining tooth structure and prevent further decay.

Preventing Toothaches

In most cases, a toothache is a direct result of cavities. In order to prevent decay and the associated toothaches, you need to maintain proper dental habits. To protect your smile, always brush your teeth twice a day and floss once. Try to rinse regularly with an antibacterial mouthwash, as well. These simple steps help cleanse the mouth of harmful bacteria and food particles, aiding in the prevention of tooth decay.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Dallas General Dentist

Are you suffering from a chronic toothache? Then talk to your Dallas general dentist today. Dr. Truong will perform a thorough oral examination to pinpoint the cause of your dental pain. Contact Dr. Truong, today by calling our Richardson office at 972-437-6000. Patients can also make an appointment with our West Dallas dentist office, near Cockrell Hill, Irving, and Grand Prairie at (214) 337-7800. At Viva Dental Family Dentistry, we offer our patients the latest in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. We are proud to serve patients in the 75211 and 75080 zip codes, and surrounding neighborhoods.