Dental Pain

It has been said that nothing focuses one’s attention quite like a toothache, and if you have ever experienced one you would probably agree. While your discomfort may be related to something minor, it may actually require a more involved treatment from our prosthodontist and the team at Valley Dental Group. If you need relief from dental pain in Phoenix, Arizona, contact our team at 602-956-2260 for an appointment with Dr. George Eifler.
A toothache can be caused by any number of things. It may simply be a piece of food lodged between your teeth. In that case, our prosthodontist may suggest gently flossing and brushing your teeth and then rinsing your mouth. An untreated cavity or area of decay can also cause discomfort. In this case we may be able to solve the problem with a composite dental filling or crown. In other situations, damage too small to be seen, even during your checkup can lead to sensitivity or pain. Gum disease can cause dental discomfort, and tooth pain may be an early indicator of a more serious problem, such as oral cancer. Your pain may also be the result of a temporomandibular disorder. in which case ourprosthodontist may want to explore TMJ treatments with you. Grinding or clenching your teeth can also result in a painful smile, in which case our prosthodontist can create a custom night guard for you to wear as you sleep.
Our prosthodontist and team will work with you to find a solution that will provide the maximum benefit to you and relieve your discomfort. We tend to avoid tooth extractions when we can, but in some cases removing a tooth may be the best option. We will be happy to help you decide which restoration option is the best one for you.
Just like pain in any other part of your body, a toothache should not be ignored until it becomes unbearable. Please call our office and we will help plan your visit.