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Tooth pain can be a symptom of an oral health issue, such as a cavity or an infection, so it’s best not to ignore it. There can be many reasons why tooth pain develops. The treatment needed will depend on the cause. Dr. Daniel Isaacson, Dr. Michael Weisbrod, and Dr. Tara Peterson, the highly skilled dentists at Isaacson Gentle Dentistry in White Bear Lake, MN, can diagnose the cause of your tooth pain and recommend the right treatment.
Causes of Tooth Pain
Cavities and other oral health problems are common causes of tooth pain and sensitivity. Examples include:
- Areas of decay
- Infected pulp tissue
- A loose or damaged filling
- A crack or fracture in the tooth
- An exposed root due to receding gums
- An impacted wisdom tooth
- A periodontal abscess
A condition known as bruxism that involves regularly clenching or grinding the teeth, especially at night, can also lead to tooth pain. Other possible causes of tooth pain include sinus headaches and nasal congestion due to a cold or flu. Sinus headaches and nasal congestion can both result in the feeling of pressure or a dull ache in the upper teeth and jaw but should subside once you are better.
Treatments for Tooth Pain
There are many ways to treat tooth pain. The appropriate treatment will depend on the cause of the pain. In many cases, treatment involves more than just delivering relief from pain, but also addressing the root cause. For example, treatment for tooth pain due to infection or decay could include filling a cavity or having a root canal. Both treatments involve the removal of infected or dead tissue so the problem does not progress.
Tooth pain that is the result of impacted wisdom teeth can be treated by extracting the problem tooth. If tooth pain is due to habitual clenching or grinding of the teeth, it can be alleviated by wearing a custom night guard when sleeping. The night guard is worn over the teeth and protects them from being worn down and damaged. One of the experienced dentists at our office in White Bear Lake can diagnose the cause of your tooth pain and recommend the right treatment method.
You should not ignore tooth pain. Depending on the cause, more serious oral health problems could develop if left untreated. If you have tooth pain, schedule an appointment with Dr. Isaacson, Dr. Weisbrod, or Dr. Peterson, our exceptional dentists, by calling Isaacson Gentle Dentistry in White Bear Lake, MN, at (651) 762-7677.
Dealing with a crooked smile? Invisalign may be able to help.
Your smile is one of the first features a person notices, whether you’re about to go on a first date or an important job interview. We know that having a beautiful, healthy smile can make a world of difference and offer a great first impression. Of course, if you need to fix a misaligned smile, our White Bear Lake, MN, dentists Dr. Daniel Isaacson, Dr. Mike Weisbrod and Dr. Tara Peterson can provide you with a discreet orthodontic treatment known as Invisalign,
Here are the dental problems that Invisalign can fix,
An overbite is when the upper teeth rest over the lower teeth. This problem can lead to excessive wear and tear on teeth as well as jaw pain. Invisalign can be used to address mild to moderate overbites. In some cases, rubber bands may need to be attached to Invisalign treatment in order to achieve faster results for those with more severe overbites.
When the lower jaws grow more than the upper jaws, this can cause bottom teeth to rest in front of the upper teeth. This can lead to jaw pain, trouble chewing and difficulty speaking. Teeth are also more likely to wear down. Fortunately, our White Bear Lake, MN, family dentists can fix most underbites with Invisalign.
Spaces Between Teeth
Having gaps between teeth can make it more likely for decay and gum disease to occur because there are more areas for plaque and bacteria to buildup. Invisalign can be a great way to close up the spaces quickly and efficiently for a straighter and healthier smile.
When jaws don’t grow large enough to accommodate all of your teeth this can lead to a common issue known as overcrowding. Like many of the issues above, crowded smiles can also increase your risk for cavities and gum disease because it’s harder to keep crowded, overlapped and crooked teeth clean. The good news is that Invisalign can easily treat this common dental problem.
If you or your teen is interested in getting Invisalign here in White Bear Lake, MN, call Isaacson Gentle Dentistry at (651) 762-7677 to schedule a consultation.
Beautiful teeth make you feel like smiling, but for some of us chips, stains or gaps can get in the way of a perfect grin.
At Isaacson Gentle Dentistry in White Bear Lake, MN we offer cosmetic dentistry options for all kinds of dental impairments, from yellowing to crookedness. Let our specialists help find the cosmetic dentistry option that fits your needs.
Dental bonding may be a good choice if you have noticeable imperfections such as chips, cracks or gaps in your teeth. At our White Bear Lake office, we use a tooth-colored composite molded to shape which, once cured, makes your tooth strong and fully functional.
If your teeth are stained, a bleaching treatment at our White Bear Lake Office can give you professional level whiteness and brightness. We use a higher level of peroxide than found in a drugstore kit, so your whitening is more powerful and longer-lasting.
If you have crooked teeth, uneven spacing or teeth with scuffed surfaces, veneers from our White Bear Lake office can cover the imperfections. Veneers are fitted to the surface of your natural teeth and look flawless and attractive.
For missing teeth, dental implants can complete your smile in a permanent fashion. Dental implants use a screw-like post, secured in the jawbone, to act as the root for an artificial tooth. Dental implants are secure, sturdy and natural-looking. You will be able to bite, chew and brush like normal.
Dental crowns from our White Bear Lake office are a cosmetic dentistry option for damaged teeth that uses a cap to cover imperfections. Your dentist will create a crown that matches the rest of your teeth and attach it securely so it hides any damage yet looks natural.
Call our White Bear Lake, MN office today at (651) 762-7677 for all your cosmetic dentistry needs.