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Perfect Smile Tulsa -  - General Dentist

Perfect Smile Tulsa

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Tulsa, OK

Each of your teeth contains one to four nerve roots that protect your teeth from harm and signal underlying problems. When tooth pain strikes, it’s your body’s way of telling you there may be something amiss — making a trip to the dentist a good idea. At Perfect Smile Tulsa, Dr. Mark Davis and his staff have the expertise and technology to discover the source of your tooth pain, allowing you to return to your daily routine. If you’re in Tulsa, Oklahoma, call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.

Tooth Pain Q & A

Perfect Smile Tulsa

What causes tooth pain?

Any number of dental conditions cause tooth pain, including:

  • Tooth decay
  • A root canal infection
  • Periodontal disease
  • A broken or chipped tooth
  • Dentin hypersensitivity
  • Loose fillings

 

No matter the source, you shouldn’t just grit your teeth and bear it. Prompt treatment at Perfect Smile Tulsa liberates you from tooth pain and can prevent more serious problems that cause lasting damage to your dental health.

 

What is dentin hypersensitivity?

If your teeth are highly sensitive to certain conditions, despite their great health, you may have what’s called dentin hypersensitivity. Dentin hypersensitivity is characterized by:

  • Short-lived, severe pain
  • Pain with extreme temperatures
  • Pain when eating certain foods

 

To understand the cause of your pain, it’s helpful to review the structure of your teeth. The insides of your teeth are filled with a substance called dentin, which contains blood vessels and nerve roots. The dentin is surrounded by two layers, cementum and enamel, which serve to protect the interior of your teeth.

If your protective enamel begins to wear down, your teeth’s defenses are compromised, which means the nerves housed within your dentin are more prone to irritation.

 

What is the treatment for tooth pain?

The first step in determining a treatment is to uncover the source of your pain. After reviewing your symptoms with Dr. Davis and the staff at Perfect Smile Tulsa, which reveal quite a bit about the underlying cause of your tooth pain, the dentists turn to advanced imaging and a visual evaluation to help make their diagnosis.

Once the dentist has a clear picture of your dental health, he can address your pain in earnest. If dentin hypersensitivity is at the root of your pain, Dr. Davis and the staff at Perfect Smile Tulsa reviews the measures you can take to improve the health of your tooth enamel.

If there’s something else at play, such as an underlying infection, decay, or gum disease, the dentists correct the issue as quickly as possible to provide you with much-needed relief from tooth pain.


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