A throbbing tooth can keep you awake at night and disrupt your everyday life and routine. You don’t have to tolerate toothache anymore; call to schedule a visit to a Yonkers dentist open on Saturday and Sunday. Throbbing tooth pain could be a sign of a serious dental health issue. At our cosmetic dental clinic in Yonkers, Westchester NY we offer same day appointments for dental emergencies.
Throbbing tooth pain makes everyday activities nearly impossible to enjoy. Concentrating on work or school while dealing with the pain is difficult, if not impossible. While many different causes lead to toothache, the throbbing is an indication of excess blood flow in the tooth due to inflammation.
Inflammation and annoying tooth pain often arrive together. Your family dental specialist, open on Saturday, knows how to diagnose and treat your pain so you don’t have to wait for an appointment. And it’s your Sunday dentist who can put you back on your daily path quickly and comfortably.
Cavities, Small and Large
A cavity, or hole in your tooth, occurs when the hard, outer layer of your tooth, the enamel, is eaten away. Bacteria and decay reach the nerve, which then becomes inflamed. Symptoms of a cavity include:
Your dentist taps, applies pressure to and X-rays your teeth to determine the location and size of the cavity. After removing the decayed material and filling the cavity, your pain subsides. If there’s an infection, you may require antibiotics or painkillers for a short time. If the cavity has affected the root of the tooth, you may need a root canal or extraction.
Throbbing Tooth Pain from Root Sensitivity
Due to trauma or an untreated cavity, a tooth’s root can become exposed. The exposed root allows sensations to reach the nerve. The tooth can be sensitive to touch, cold air, acidic and sticky foods, and hot or cold beverages and foods.
Your general dentist open on Saturday may suggest that you try a special desensitizing toothpaste before taking any other more drastic steps. This toothpaste helps reduce nerve sensitivity. It may take two to three weeks for the toothpaste to begin working.
Gum disease or infected gums leads to a host of issues. Gingivitis and the more advanced periodontitis cause throbbing tooth pain, loose teeth, swollen gums, pus and sensitivity. Without the proper diagnosis and treatment, tooth loss could occur.
Your Yonkers dentist can treat your condition successfully, but the earlier you catch the disease, the easier the treatment is. To treat gum disease that’s causing your pain, a top Yonkers dentist may suggest treatments that include:
Whether due to decay or trauma, the center pulp of your tooth or the area between your tooth and gum, can become damaged or infected. Bacteria enter the tooth, causing the inflammation. Symptoms include:
Abscessed teeth should be treated quickly as the infection can enter the surrounding tissue, bone or blood stream. This infection could then spread throughout your body. Your emergency dentist in Yonkers, open on Saturday, is available for you.
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