A toothache can make everything from eating to concentrating at work difficult. In most cases, a toothache is a sign of a serious dental health issue. When you experience a toothache that persists after 48 hours, you should see a dentist right away. With the correct treatment, you can be toothache-free.

Frequently Asked Questions About Treating a Toothache

Question: What causes a toothache?

Answer: A toothache may result from a number of different factors. Trauma, sinus infections, or a damaged restoration can all lead to tooth pain. However, in most cases a toothache is caused by a cavity. Without treatment, the decay will continue to spread until the tooth becomes infected, requiring a root canal or possibly even extraction.

Question: How will my Richardson TX dentist diagnose the cause of a toothache?

Answer: Using digital x-rays and more traditional means, your Richardson TX dentist will identify the cause and extent of your tooth decay. From there, she can offer treatment to address your cavity and end your toothache.

Question: What are composite fillings?

Answer: For many years, your only option for repairing a cavity involved metal fillings. Dr. Diep Truong now offers an alternative: metal-free composite fillings. Made from a resin that blends with surrounding teeth, composite fillings provide a natural looking method of restoring aching teeth.

Question: Will a dental crown repair a decayed tooth?

Answer: Yes. For advanced decay, you may require more than a composite filling to address a toothache. A dental crown is a cap that fits over the visible portion of a tooth. Using porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or gold, your Richardson TX dentist can place a strong and esthetically pleasing crown to return your tooth to full function and health. If you have any further questions about our treatment options for toothaches, contact Dr. Truong today.

About Dr. Truong: Dr. Diep Truong, DDS offers a comfortable dental care employing the latest in cutting-edge dental technology. Our patients in Dallas and Richardson have access to innovative preventive, cosmetic, and restorative procedures. To schedule an appointment, call Viva Dental Family Dentistry at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).