A Toothache Could Be a Symptom of a Failing Filling

Toothache pain is more than inconvenient. In fact, it is a salient sign that something significant has distressed your tooth. You need to seek quality dental care at Dr. Powell’s West Jordan, UT clinic. One of the more common culprits to cause toothache pain is a failing filling that has gone untreated.

When this happens, the natural bacteria in your mouth can work to invade the seam between the old filling and the surrounding tooth enamel. This can cause a new area of tooth decay to develop deep within the tooth. When it reaches the root or nerve of the tooth, the pain can escalate very quickly.

Dr. Powell will start by examining the tooth and taking a few X-rays. Once he has diagnosed the nature and extent of the problem, he will recommend a course of treatment.

This might include applying an endodontic therapy like a root canal. The procedure calls for removing all of the tooth enamel layer, the old filling and any decayed materials from within the tooth. It structural integrity of the tooth’s core will then be rebuilt to eventually anchor a crown.

For temporary relief, you might want to try rubbing a topical, oral analgesic on your gums. This might help you manage the pain while you wait for your appointment at Dr. Powell’s clinic.

If you live in the West Jordan, UT area and you’re suffering from a toothache, you should not delay in calling (801) 280-6911 to seek treatment at Dr. Powell’s dental office.