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When something isn’t quite right, your body has a way of alerting you by giving you pain. Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong!
And if you’ve ever felt the sharp pain or the dull throbbing of a toothache, you know that tooth pain can be hard to ignore–and it isn’t normal. But if you search the country and get 100 toothache sufferers together, you might get 100 different stories about how, where, and even when the pain starts.
Some toothaches get worse at night. Some can be exacerbated by traveling on an airplane. Some are aggravated by eating certain types of foods or just by chewing. A lot of toothaches are made worse by extreme temperatures or hard foods. (Ever made the mistake of chewing on ice with a toothache? Ouch!)
Because toothaches can be caused by so many factors, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment for this common problem.
Your Crown Council dentist can find the right treatment for your ache. Whether it’s a constant soreness or an occasional pang, a slight discomfort or a cause of serious misery, we have the solution for you.
Some toothaches respond to over-the-counter pain medication. Others are a sign of a more serious issue, like a cavity or even a cracked tooth. Your Crown Council dentist will be able to get to the root of the problem and develop a treatment plan.
So, are your teeth trying to tell you something? Why don’t you call your Crown Council dentist and open those lines of communication?
When your teeth talk, listen!
By bringing your entire family to the dentist, you can give your children the great start to a healthy smile they need. However, don’t forget about yourself and your spouse. Losing teeth to decay or periodontitis (gum disease) is not normal if you are taking care of your teeth properly. This means tooth loss can be prevented, but it takes a life time of proper oral hygiene habits and dental visits. So you may be asking yourself why is it so important to visit your family dentist frequently. Here is a list to explain why:
X-rays: Your dentist will take periodic x-rays of your teeth to ensure that there isn’t any decay happening in the unseen areas, such as between the teeth. This will also allow your doctor to detect anything unusual.
Cancer Screenings: Although it is unlikely to have oral cancer (especially if you don’t drink or smoke), it can still happen and can be very deadly if not caught early. Your doctor knows what to look for and can alert you to potential malignancies.
Sealants and Flouride: Did you know that there have been many studies on dental sealants for children proving that sealants greatly decrease childhood decay? Sealants are a thin layer or resin that is placed in the pits of your child’s molars to prevent bacteria from settling there and creating cavities. Flouride is another substance that has been studied greatly and has also greatly decreased cavity occurrence substantially. A twice-yearly fluoride varnish is a great way to prevent cavities and expensive fillings for your child.
Prevention: Your dentist has a lot of knowledge about what can cause dental issues down the road. By visiting frequently they can help you prevent problems or fix them early before they become more expensive and painful to manage. So don’t put off your dental appointment and make sure you’ve seen your dentist at least once in the past 8 months.