Dealing with Tooth Pain
What is a Toothache?
A toothache usually refers to the pain experienced around the teeth or jaw and is an obvious sign of a dental condition. Most often, toothaches are the result of a dental cavity, a cracked or a broken tooth, an exposed root, gum disease or many other reasons. The degree of pain can range from mild to excruciating and may be irritated by cold or heat, or the act of chewing. The origin of the toothache can be determined and assessed through oral examination and dental X-rays.
FACT: Tooth pain can be caused by a wide range of issues.
Smiles on Souris uses 3-D x-ray machines as opposed to traditional panoramic x-rays. This allows us to see the dental anatomy in 3 dimensional, as it actually exists, rather than 2 dimensional. We use 3-D x-rays when we are placing dental implants, identifying potential cracked teeth, diagnosing infection, and many other instances where 3-D images are helpful.