If you have noticed sudden tooth pain, schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Alla Brown or Dr. Amanda Newberry in their Buford, GA dental office. By doing a thorough examination, they can determine the cause of your pain. Cavities, wisdom teeth, bruxism, and tooth abscess are common reasons for tooth pain. Learn more about these dental problems below. Call Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry at (678) 359-4707 or request an appointment with her online if you require dental care for your pain.
Common Causes of Tooth Pain
Cavities are holes in the tooth enamel caused by decay. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that live in your mouth and feed on the plaque. Plaque is a clear, sticky substance that forms on your teeth from leftover food particles and saliva. Openings in your tooth enamel resulting in tooth pain and sensitivity. It is easiest to treat cavities when they are small and the tooth can still be saved.
If you wake up with a sore jaw or headaches, you may be clenching or grinding your teeth at night. Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry provide treatments for bruxism, also known as teeth clenching and grinding, and TMJ, or temporomandibular disorders. TMJ disorders are caused by damage to the joints that connect the jawbone to the skull. Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry can help save your teeth and jaw from excessive wear and tear, and stop painful headaches, toothaches, and jaw pain.
An abscess, or painful tooth infection, usually forms at the root of the affected tooth. Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry can treat an abscessed tooth in their Buford, GA office. It is important to treat an abscess as soon as possible to prevent increased infection down the road. Antibiotics may help initially, but dental intervention is needed to treat the root of the problem.
When your wisdom teeth begin to erupt, they can cause tooth pain, swelling, and even jaw stiffness. Impacted wisdom teeth, or wisdom teeth that are not emerging properly, can damage existing teeth and make them prone to infection. Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry can take x-rays of your teeth to determine if your wisdom teeth are coming in properly or if you require a tooth extraction.