No matter why you have a Valencia toothache, you need prompt attention to it. There are two reasons for this. First, you need relief for the pain. And second, some of the causes of a toothache can grow worse and create more alarming complications if not addressed in a timely manner. Here at the office of Alexander Villar DDS, we’re prepared to handle your tooth pain effectively and gently.
The most common reason for a Valencia toothache to arise is when tooth decay forms a large enough cavity in your enamel to allow the nerve inside to be exposed. Similarly, if you have an existing cavity that was previously filled, that old filling may come loose and fall out. Either way, your tooth’s nerve and pulp are now prone. Another way that can occur is when you chip or crack a tooth. And while it may be tempting to simply ignore a mild Valencia toothache, hoping it will just go away is not the best way to deal with it. First of all, you have pain for a reason. Treatment is required. Second, the longer the inner tooth is exposed, the greater the chances are for an infection to set in. Once that happens, you will be subject to even greater pain. And instead of needing a new or replacement filing, or a crown placed over the damaged tooth, root canal will be required. Sure, today’s version of this procedure is nothing to be frightened of, but you will still be far better off if you can avoid it entirely. It will cost you time and money, and possibly multiple visits to our office. If you do need it done, however, be assured that it has over a 90% success rate, and teeth treated with root canal can last as long as any other tooth.