Tooth Pain, Jaw Pain

Tooth Pain Relief

When you have a toothache or jaw pain, it can make it difficult to concentrate on anything else. Not only are these problems distracting, but they are an indication you need dental care. Teeth and jaws should not hurt, and pain in the teeth or jaw should be a reason to call your dentist. At Haven Dentistry, we welcome new or existing patients to call our office when they need jaw or tooth pain relief. We offer same day appointments, whenever possible, for anyone needing emergency treatment for oral pain at our dental center in Richmond, TX.

Tooth pain is derived from irritation of the nerves. Damage to the outside of the tooth like a chip does not always cause pain since the nerve is inside the roots. If you have tooth pain, it is often due to infection or decay reaching the inside of the tooth. When there is inflammation or an abscess, the nerve roots can be irritated and result in tooth pain.

Tooth pain treatment depends on the cause of irritation to the tooth nerve. Tooth decay may require removing the decay and a filling to repair the tooth. A tooth infection could require a more invasive procedure like root canal therapy or endodontic treatment. Cracked or broken teeth may need repair with inlays/onlays, fillings or a dental crown. Only in extreme cases would a painful tooth require extraction. Our dentists will discuss the possible treatment options and recommend the best option for tooth pain relief.

Treatment for Jaw Pain

Jaw pain can be caused by strain or stress on the jaw joint and associated soft tissues. TMJ or TMD (temporomandibular joint disorders) are a common cause of jaw pain, but dental conditions can contribute to jaw pain. Our dental experts can examine your teeth, jaw structure and oral tissues to diagnose the source of your jaw pain and recommend a treatment for relief. Repairing dental issues, wearing a nightguard or replacing missing teeth may be possible treatments for jaw pain.

If you have oral pain and need relief, contact our team at Haven Dentistry. We offer urgent dental care appointments for jaw or tooth pain relief at our dental center in Richmond, TX.

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