Tooth Pain

TOOTH PAIN

Tooth pain can be extremely severe. According to patients’ own reports, an abscessed tooth is one of the most severe forms of pain the human body can experience. Even a cursory review of people’s statements about their own pain will reveal an overwhelming majority agreement that few other types of pain can compare to that of a damaged or infected tooth.

Part of the reason for this severity of pain is that when the interior of the tooth (the pulp) becomes inflamed, it has no way to expand. Any other body part when infected will tend to swell up to relieve some of the pressure and pain, but as the tooth pulp is encased in bone, it cannot expand to any appreciable degree. This results in extreme pressure on any nearby blood vessels and nerves, causing drastic pain.

It should also be noted that tooth pain will very seldom lessen or disappear without attention.  On the contrary, if the cause of the pain is not addressed quickly, the tooth pain is likely to get considerably worse. You would be well advised to seek professional dental assistance immediately if you experience even slight tooth pain.

There are many different possible causes for tooth pain: loose fillings, cracked teeth, exposed nerve endings in the tooth, infected or inflamed tooth pulp, pus spreading from an abscess into the tissues surrounding the tooth – the list goes on. The most important thing to keep in mind is that pain itself is your body’s warning signal that something is wrong. While you may find it necessary to take over-the-counter painkillers to quell the agony, don’t let that substitute for professional attention.

Call us immediately at Minneapolis Dental if you suffer any tooth pain.  Let the receptionist know what you are experiencing and that you need an emergency appointment, and we will help you. Call us now.Tooth pain can be extremely severe. According to patients’ own reports, an abscessed tooth is one of the most severe forms of pain the human body can experience. Even a cursory review of people’s statements about their own pain will reveal an overwhelming majority agreement that few other types of pain can compare to that of a damaged or infected tooth.

Part of the reason for this severity of pain is that when the interior of the tooth (the pulp) becomes inflamed, it has no way to expand. Any other body part when infected will tend to swell up to relieve some of the pressure and pain, but as the tooth pulp is encased in bone, it cannot expand to any appreciable degree. This results in extreme pressure on any nearby blood vessels and nerves, causing drastic pain.

It should also be noted that tooth pain will very seldom lessen or disappear without attention.  On the contrary, if the cause of the pain is not addressed quickly, the tooth pain is likely to get considerably worse. You would be well advised to seek professional dental assistance immediately if you experience even slight tooth pain.

There are many different possible causes for tooth pain: loose fillings, cracked teeth, exposed nerve endings in the tooth, infected or inflamed tooth pulp, pus spreading from an abscess into the tissues surrounding the tooth – the list goes on. The most important thing to keep in mind is that pain itself is your body’s warning signal that something is wrong. While you may find it necessary to take over-the-counter painkillers to quell the agony, don’t let that substitute for professional attention.

Call us immediately at Minneapolis Dental if you suffer any tooth pain.  Let the receptionist know what you are experiencing and that you need an emergency appointment, and we will help you. Call us now.