Tooth Pain? Visit the Dentist

We often have patients come to our Chester Springs dentist office complaining about tooth pain. Symptoms often vary widely from one individual to another. Your dentist will listen to your concerns, evaluate your condition and design a treatment plan to alleviate your tooth pain.

Dr. Petkevis and his dedicated staff of professionals combine state-of-the-art technology with advanced techniques to provide patients with the highest level of comprehensive dental care available today. With a wide range of procedures to choose from, you are sure to benefit from a cosmetic or functional treatment plan designed to meet your needs and objectives.

A healthy smile radiates confidence, sincerity, and warmth – affecting the way you interact with the people around you. A specialized treatment plan from Dr. Petkevis can give you the beautiful smile you deserve.

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What Causes Tooth Pain?

Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth can cause extreme tooth pain, especially when eating hot or cold foods and drinks. For intermittent tooth sensitivity, your dentist may suggest a special tooth paste for sensitive teeth to minimize or eliminate tooth pain symptoms.

Persistent tooth sensitivity that causes moderate or severe tooth pain can be a sign of tooth grinding, tooth decay or another dental problem. Your dentist will examine the tooth and create a personalized treatment plan. For tooth decay, a root canal may be necessary. If you are grinding your teeth, the dentist may make a special mouthguard that you wear at night to stop teeth from grinding.

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay leads to cavities which cause tooth pain, especially when decay or infection reaches the tooth pulp. A root canal is the most common type of treatment for a cavity that is causing toothache. The dentist will remove the inflamed or diseased tooth pulp and seal the tooth with a dental crown.

If the pain is severe and causing swelling or fever, you may have an abscessed tooth. This is a serious condition that causes infection of the tooth pulp as well as surrounding gum and possibly bone. If you are experiencing this type of tooth pain, contact our Dental Distinction for an appointment with Dr. Petkevis.

Jaw Pain

If your tooth pain is concentrated in the jaw or face, you may have a TMJ disorder. Tooth pain can be a result of pressure in the jaw joints and/or pressure from grinding or clenching teeth.

Pain When Chewing

If you experience tooth pain when you chew or bite, you could have a cracked tooth, broken crown, or loose filling. Another cause may be a tooth cavity. Dr. Petkevis will examine your condition and create a personalized treatment plan.