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Ouch! I Have Tooth Pain - Is It A Cavity? Help!


Pain from a tooth cavity. Seek a dentist for treatment and relief.


Did you know that a cavity is the main cause of tooth pain? It is important to call and go see a dentist as soon as you notice any discomfort or sensitivity in your teeth, as early diagnosis and treatment of cavities can prevent further damage to your oral health. However, if you already have severe tooth pain or notice changes in your oral health, it is important to call a dentist for help.


Cavity As Cause of Tooth Pain


Tooth pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, but the most common root cause is due to cavities in teeth. These are small holes that form over time when bacteria and plaque build up on our teeth. When this happens, it can lead to sensitivity, discomfort, and even sharp pains in our teeth. It can also expose sensitive nerves and blood vessels, leading to the discomfort and pain you may feel. A dentist will be able to diagnose the cause and provide appropriate treatment. Ignoring dental issues such as cavities can lead to more serious problems down the line.


Hygiene as Prevention


When bacteria and food particles build up on your teeth, they can form plaque which can eventually erode the enamel on your teeth and cause a cavity. If left untreated, these cavities can lead to severe tooth pain and even infection. Remember to brush twice a day and floss daily.


Nutrition Plays a Role


Luckily, there are ways to prevent cavities through the proper nutrition. Nutrition plays a big role in maintaining healthy teeth. Of course, we all know that sugar erodes your teeth, especially gummy type candies that stick to your teeth and make cavities. We also know that including plenty of calcium-rich foods such as milk and dark green leafy vegetables in your diet not only makes for strong bones, but for strong teeth as well.


Call Your Dentist


If you begin experiencing tooth pain from cavities or any other reason, it's important to call your dentist right away and schedule an appointment. Delaying treatment could result in further damage to your teeth and potentially more severe dental issues down the line. Don't ignore tooth pain - seek professional help as soon as possible for prompt relief and proper care!



Dr. Lehman Is There For You


Are you experiencing tooth pain and wondering what could be causing it? Our team of dental experts is here to help. We understand that tooth pain can be a major inconvenience, which is why we offer flexible hours and are available for emergency appointments. Don't hesitate to call us when you're in need - our knowledgeable dentists will provide the best care possible and get to the root cause of your discomfort. Trust us with all your dental needs!


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