Tooth pain is a common occurrence for individuals. The sensation of pain, however, is a response to something wrong. When it affects the teeth, the exact source of the pain can be difficult to determine. However, the most common cause of tooth pain is tooth decay. This bacterial infection can spread to many parts of the teeth and into the gums. Gum disease, as well as trauma, can also cause dental pain. Our dental professionals, Dr. Carolyn Bronke and Dr. Josephine Puleo in La Grange, IL are both well versed in treating pain in their patients. Root canal therapy has proven to be one of the most successful treatments associated with relieving tooth pain.
About Tooth Pain
Our dentists will perform an extensive dental examination and perform diagnostic tests such as x-rays to identify the source of the pain. For severe pain, root canal therapy is a viable treatment option. Constant pressure, pain, gum swelling or tooth sensitivity can indicate an infection in the tooth. Your La Grange dentists Dr. Bronke and Dr. Puleo can relieve the pain and also save the tooth if possible with this type of dental treatment.
With root canal therapy, the diseased or dying pulp tissue is removed and the canals are cleaned thoroughly. Some patients may experience lingering pain when eating hot or cold food, this is a sign for the need of a root canal. When the nerves inside the pulp tissue die, the pain can go away, but the infection itself won’t.
Sharp pain when biting down on food can also be caused by severe tooth decay as well as a cracked tooth, damaged pulp tissue or a loose filling. Our dental team can identify the issue and help remedy it by relieving the pain.
To learn more about root canal therapy, call our dental team at 708-354-1335.