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Don’t Ignore the Pain in Your Mouth | Dumas Dentist

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

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When your mouth hurts, do you ignore it? Chances are, you do. Take an aspirin or a cold compress & deal with the pain until you can’t take it anymore. Then we make a dental appointment. The problem is, the issue has only gotten worse.

So, why do you have tooth pain in the first place? Your poor dental hygiene can lead to cavity development and can progress into a much deeper issue. A physical accident can lead to cracked or chipped teeth and can progress into something worse, and likely accompanied by a lot of discomfort or pain.

Pain and pressure associated with a root canal only occurs when the root canal becomes infected and dies. A root canal in your tooth can become infected due to a cavity or fracture that allows in bacteria. These are the first signs that you will need one of the most common restorations, root canal therapy. Without treatment, the infection spreads and could lead to tooth loss. And when it gets to that point, you are likely to visit your dental professional to fix it, which will likely result in the need of a root canal.

In case you are unaware, root canal therapy is the process by which the infected tooth is cleaned, the diseased tissue is removed, and the canal is reshaped and filled. A root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!

For more information on dental pain, call Dumas Family Dentistry at , 806-935-2725 or visit our website at or come in to discuss in detail what treatment options are right for you.

Dumas Family Dentistry proudly serves Dumas, TX and all surrounding areas.