At Dr. George Salem and Associates in Braintree, MA, we take pride in our patients' good oral health. Of course, sudden problems can still occur--a toothache, as a prime example. Here's how our dentists--Drs. Salem, Gionfriddo, Kacewics, and Lann--handle dental pain and get you feeling better.
What causes a toothache?
First of all, understand that you cannot ignore tooth pain of any kind cannot. It signals that something is wrong, and your dentist must diagnose the problem and treat it. Your oral and systemic health depends on it.
At Dr. George Salem and Associates, we provide a full complement of diagnostic and restorative services. From digital X-ray imaging and intra-oral cameras to microscopes for root canal treatment, dental implants, and white fillings, we uncover the reasons for your toothache and take steps to correct it.
The reasons for toothache pain include:
- Dental sensitivity to sugar, heat, and cold
- Dental decay
- Deteriorating fillings
- Dental abscess (an infection within the tooth itself)
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Oral injury from a fall, car accident, or sports mishap
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Poor dental bite
- Bruxism, or habitual teeth clenching and grinding
- Jaw joint dysfunction (TMJ/TMD)
How we can help
To restore your aching tooth to full function and aesthetics, Dr. Salem may recommend one of the following restorative services. Fortunately, our practice features a staff periodontist, orthodontist, and the latest in endodontic therapy. They handle most any toothache problem in-house without having to refer to an outside specialist.
Our restorative services include:
- White fillings for the perfect repair of dental decay
- Root canal therapy to heal the dental abscess
- Porcelain crowns to shore up fractured and deeply decayed teeth
- Dental implants to replace missing teeth
- Gum disease treatment
Of course, if your tooth is hopelessly damaged, our dentists perform simple and surgical extractions as well as socket preservation for dental implant placement.
Call us about that toothache
When you have a toothache, take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain, and ice your face as needed. Then, contact Dr. George Salem and Associates in Braintree, MA. Our dentists will address the problem promptly and do all they can to preserve your natural tooth structure. To see Dr. Salem, Dr. Lann, Dr. Kacewicz, or Dr. Gionfroddo, call us at (781) 843-0660.