It is hard to smile and put your best face forward if you are experiencing mouth pain.
Pain may indicate complications such as tooth decay, cavity, infected roots, abscess or other oral hygiene complications. However, quite frequently, these conditions don’t generate any pain at all.
Tooth restorations typically include crowns, fillings, dental bridges, and dental implants. However, if you are like most of us, you will experience the most common issue at some point in your life – a cavity – and require a tooth restoration, also known as a filling.
For years, dentists used amalgam material for fillings. In fact, you may still have some of the ‘silver’ remaining in your mouth today. Amalgam is not as strong as once thought and is potentially toxic. Because we care about your health and wellbeing, we use white composite fillings. These fillings are free of potentially harmful materials like mercury and tend to last longer, bond more strongly to your tooth, and will not transmit temperature sensitivity into the tooth as metal restorations do.
If you are experiencing pain, sensitivity, or discomfort when biting and chewing, you may be in need of a tooth restoration.
After a complete evaluation, the doctor will determine the cause of the pain and perform the proper tooth restoration treatment. Remember, any toothache is a bad toothache. Don’t delay in contacting our practice to avoid future complications and to become pain-free as quickly as possible.