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Tooth Pain

There’s nothing like extreme tooth pain to knock you off your feet. Even if the pain is intermittent, you may be able to skirt around it temporarily, but you know it will return. Front tooth pain, wisdom tooth pain and tooth sensitivity after a filling are signs of deeper issues that must be addressed. Ignoring the first signs of tooth discomfort doesn’t bring tooth pain relief. You need the expert care of a dentist who can give you the time and attention you deserve. Call on Dr. Alex Shalman at his with a boutique dental practice, serving Downtown Manhattan, including the West Village, East Village and Chelsea neighborhoods, to get at the root of the problem and prevent further damage.

What’s Tooth Pain All About?

The pulp inside your tooth contains sensitive nerves, blood vessels and soft tissues. Any damage to the pulp nerves leads to extreme tooth pain that can take over your life. The pain can also start at a point in your gums and radiate to your jaw. Tooth pain is one of the most common symptoms of oral health problems, but it’s also the most misunderstood.

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If your tooth pain comes and goes, you may never seek further medical attention. But even such spotty discomfort hints of an underlying dental problem. A visit with an expert in diagnosing dental health issues can help you avoid the inevitable extreme tooth pain that inevitably follows. Dr. Alex Shalman operates a boutique dentistry in Downtown Manhattan in a modern, comfortable office with the latest technology for effective diagnoses and treatments.

What Causes Tooth Pain?

One of the main issues making it difficult to immediately diagnose your tooth pain is that there are so many different ways that the nerves in your mouth can be damaged or diseased. Some of the common causes of tooth pain include:

  • Tooth decay
  • The inflammation of the tooth pulp
  • A periodontal abscess
  • Gum disease, such as gingivitis and periodontitis
  • Exposed tooth root surfaces
  • Wisdom teeth or third molars trying to erupt
  • Physical trauma or injury leading to breaks, chips or tooth loss
  • Front tooth pain due to a sports injury
  • Previous dental work
  • Teeth clenching and grinding, a condition called bruxism
  • Tooth sensitivity after a filling

Your tooth pain even can originate from a combination of these causes. Your dentist evaluates your mouth to determine the cause of the toothache before performing any treatment. You likely have a conversation about treatment options and costs, just to set your expectations and avoid surprises.

What Are the Common Symptoms of Tooth Pain?

The pain that occurs in or around a tooth can range from extreme tooth pain to mild discomfort. Your Downtown NYC dentist needs to know when you first noticed the symptoms and when they get worse. He’ll conduct a thorough exam and back that up with x-rays to verify a diagnosis. Since your situation is unique to you, Dr. Shalman takes the time to give you complete attention and careful analysis. Some of the more common symptoms of tooth pain basis include:

What’s the Treatment for Tooth Pain?

Treatment for tooth pain can either be short-term or long-term. After evaluating your teeth and determining the cause of underlying pain, your dentist may prescribe pain medication for temporary relief. He may also recommend permanent dental treatment to resolve the underlying dental problem causing your pain. Some of the treatments and procedures used to treat toothaches include:

At his Lower Manhattan boutique practice, Dr. Shalman handles all kinds of tooth pain on-site. You receive personalized attention and a treatment plan that fits your unique dental issue. You can trust him to use the latest dental technology for your painless treatments.

How Can I Prevent Tooth Pain?

Once your pain is resolved, take steps to prevent future tooth pain by following Dr. Shalman’s recommendations, including:

  • Eat a healthy diet and avoiding sugars that promote bacteria activity.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice each day and flossing once a day.
  • Get regular check-ups to identify developing dental issues.
  • Avoid biting on hard items with your teeth.
  • Keep your dental devices clean.
  • Wear a protective mouthguard when playing active sports.
  • Avoid smoking.

If you experience any form of pain in your mouth, don’t ignore it, even if it disappears. A visit to your dentist saves you a lot of future trouble, including gum disease or loss of your teeth. Dr. Alex Shalman uses a holistic approach to dental care by providing cosmetic dentistry services so you always look as good as you feel. Contact him today for an appointment.

This page was published on Jan 31, 2021, modified on May 25, 2021 by Dr. Alex Shalman (Dentist) of Shalman Dentistry

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New York, NY 10011
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DISCLAIMER: PLEASE READ CAREFULLYThis website's purpose is to provide general dentistry information. None of the details given is intended to be taken as authoritative dental advice. It's important to speak with a dentist in NYC about your problems, as it may be a symptom of a serious underline condition. For an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, a detailed oral examination should always be performed. Make an appointment with your nearest healthcare provider or call our Lower Manhattan practice to set up a consultation.

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