The season of celebration is well under way, and our team at Brar Dentistry wants to make sure that a toothache doesn’t get in the way of your holiday fun!
Today, we’re exploring a variety of reasons you could be experiencing pain or discomfort with your teeth and gums and offering possible solutions so your plans aren’t ruined by dental problems this year!
The Holidays With A Toothache Are A Pain!
Let’s take a look at some common causes of tooth pain and possible solutions to get your teeth back in working order!
Possible Cause: A Failed Or Failing Restoration
Possible Solution: Repair Or Replacement
Even though restorations like dental crowns, fillings, or bridges are made to last a long time, they can fail on occasion. If an old restoration becomes loose, breaks, or falls out, it can make chewing very uncomfortable.
At Brar Dentistry, we can determine what’s causing the problem with your restoration and give it the needed repair, or replace it entirely.
Possible Cause: Red, Swollen, Tender Gums
Possible Solution: Gum Disease Treatment
If you’re experiencing pain, discomfort, or gum sensitivity, it could mean you’re in one of the stages of gum disease. It’s always important to brush and floss every day to prevent gum disease, but it’s just as important to schedule regular checkups so we can spot these signs early and treat it.
If you notice any changes to your gums, or bleeding when you brush or floss, call one of our four Chicago area dental offices right away.
Possible Cause: A Knocked Out, Broken, Or Cracked Tooth
Possible Solution: Restoration Or Tooth Replacement
Nothing can cut your holiday dinner party short quite as fast as a dental emergency. If you’re enjoying Christmas dinner with your family and bite down wrong on a chicken bone, corn on the cob, or a piece of hard toffee sprinkled over your dessert, you could injure, or even lose, a tooth.
When this happens, you can rely on our team at Brar Dentistry. We’ll do all we can to see you right away and work to save your tooth.
If you have a broken or cracked tooth, we can possibly preserve it with a dental crown. If you’ve knocked out a tooth, we can make sure you get the right tooth replacement option so you can get back to enjoying a pain-free holiday.
Possible Cause: A Decayed Or Infected Tooth
Possible Solution: A Dental Filling Or Root Canal
This kind of toothache could be the most common among the ones we’ve listed today. You could have a decayed tooth that resulted in a cavity, or you might have an infected tooth that needs root canal therapy.
A toothache stemming from one of these issues can be quite intense. But despite how painful a decayed or infected tooth can be, people will often make the mistake of trying to ignore the pain until there’s a more convenient time to address it.
But that strategy isn’t just ineffective, it’s also dangerous. Infections can get into your bloodstream and become a more serious threat to your overall health. You should call Brar Dentistry and speak to one of our professionals about scheduling an exam as soon as possible so we can protect your teeth and preserve your overall health.
Enjoy A Pain-Free Holiday!
If you really want to have a good time this holiday season, you need healthy, strong teeth. This isn’t the time for a toothache! Not only do you want to be able to eat without discomfort, but you want to be able to relax and enjoy yourself without pain.
At Brar Dentistry, we can offer the restorative treatment you need to get you out of pain and back to enjoying the pleasures of the season.
Whether it’s filling a cavity, treating an infection, or restoring your gum health, we’re here to make sure you have a healthy set of teeth that can handle the demands of this festive time of year!