It doesn’t matter how old you are, you never quite outgrow the fun and excitement that Halloween brings. From the piles of candy to the delightfully frightening haunted houses, this is a time to celebrate spooky spectres and ghostly ghouls.
But all of that enjoyment can come to a screeching halt when the pain of a toothache sets in! Sure, you do everything you can to treat it on your own. Maybe you try an OTC pain relieving medication or gel, but a toothache is as scary and persistent as that scorned pile of crazy in Fatal Attraction!
In other words, a toothache is NOT going to be ignored!
But never fear. Our team at Brar Dentistry has helped many a grown-up trick-or-treater in treating their tooth pain. With four Chicago area locations to serve you, we have the advanced technology and the trained, caring professionals to help get you out of pain and on to your next Halloween party.
Today’s blog should help you figure out what might be causing your toothache and how to get the dental care you need so your holiday fun can continue long into the dark, scary night!
When Troublesome Tooth Pain Lurks…
Oftentimes, you can have a dental problem and never know it until you see a dentist. That’s because pain doesn’t always come when your teeth need repair. But when the pain does come, take notice!
Pain anywhere in your body is a sign that something isn’t working and needs to be looked at by a professional. A toothache is no different. Even if the pain isn’t so intense that you could ignore it, the cause for your pain will only get worse if you leave it untreated.
Here are a few reasons you might have pain lurking around a tooth:
Your Tooth Has A Hidden Demon Known As A Cavity!
There’s a common misconception about cavities that they all come with pain and because of that, you’ll know it when you have one. But that’s simply not true. A cavity doesn’t form overnight, so many times, you can have one for quite some time with no painful signs.
Sometimes, however, a cavity can occur near your tooth’s nerve endings, and this can, no doubt, result in a toothache.
Your Tooth Has Been Spooked By Damage!
You could have a cracked or chipped tooth for a while that worsens slowly over time. Suddenly, what hasn’t given you any pain or discomfort before, is giving you pain and discomfort now!
That’s can be due to the amount of pressure you’re putting on the nerve endings of a tooth that’s been damaged enough to let harmful, microscopic monsters to seep through the enamel.
You’re Haunted By Old, Failing Restorations
Haunted houses were once new and strong. But homes aren’t always built to last forever. The same is true for your dental work. Restorations like fillings and crowns can become broken and damaged just like a once firm, solid, and newly-built home.
When that happens, it can certainly cause pain and discomfort and should be repaired as soon as possible.
The Ghostly Sounds Of A Malfunctioning Joint
Grinding your teeth or problems with the alignment of your temporomandibular joint can cause all sorts of uncomfortable symptoms. You might experience painful headaches and migraines, for example.
You might also hear strange, mysterious popping and clicking sounds when your jaw joint moves if your problems is directly caused by TMJ disorder.
But the good news is that these toothache problems don’t have to ruin your Halloween. All of these dental issues can be fixed at Brar Dentistry! We can correct them using:
-Dental Crowns & Bridges
-Treatment For TMJ Disorder
Treat Your Toothache On Halloween!
A toothache is no reason to miss out on all the Halloween fun! Get out of pain and get the dental care you need by trusting our team at Brar Dentistry! Call us today at 630-883-0970 or fill out our online form. We have 4 locations to serve you in St. Charles, Elgin, South Elgin, and Sleepy Hollow, IL.