Tooth pain is hard to ignore, especially if it's constant and sharp. You may be able to temporarily treat it at home, but soon you will need to visit the dentist. This is because tooth pain is often related to cavities and requires professional dental treatment. Fortunately, Dr. Jason Campbell of Seaside Dentistry in Virginia Beach, Princess Anne, and Landstown, VA, can help you discover the source of your tooth pain and find treatment—read on to learn more.
Cavities occur because of poor oral hygiene. When you fail to brush and floss your teeth, food particles are left behind. Bacteria inside your mouth then turns this debris into acid. The combination of saliva, acid, bacteria, and food particles transforms into plaque. Plaque eliminates tooth enamel, causing holes to form. This creates cavities.
An abscessed tooth occurs when the soft tissue inside your tooth, called the pulp, dies, becomes inflamed, or is left untreated. As a result, the root of the tooth becomes infected. This will sometimes cause tooth pain.
Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, occurs when you clench or grind your teeth. Mild bruxism may not cause serious issues. If you have severe bruxism, you can end up with damaged teeth, including tooth pain.
Sinus infections may cause tooth pain, specifically in the rear upper teeth, which are located near the sinuses. Schedule an appointment with a Virginia Beach dentist if you experience this type of tooth pain. He will determine if the pain is related to cavities, abscesses, or some other dental issue.
Schedule an Appointment
If you have tooth pain and need a Virginia Beach dentist, contact Dr. Jason Campbell at Seaside Dentistry. We serve Virginia Beach, Princess Anne, and Landstown, VA, areas. Schedule an appointment by calling us at 757-689-4363.