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Dealing With A Toothache On Halloween [BLOG]

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Halloween is fun for all ages. Whether you’re a parent, a grandparent, or single thirtysomething, this time of year is bubbling with excitement about candy, trick-or-treating, and costume parties.

That is, unless you have a toothache. A toothache will show up in your life at exactly the wrong time. It’s one of those things that you might try to ignore, will away, or put off dealing with as long as possible so that it doesn’t interrupt your plans.

But our team at Tieken Smiles is here to tell you two very important things: you never want to ignore a toothache, and it doesn’t have to spoil your plans if you know who to trust in your time of need!

When you experience a toothache, help is a phone call away. Our League City, TX dental office houses the latest in advanced technology and a highly-trained team of professionals who know how to get you out of pain quickly and effectively so you can go on with your life.

With Halloween fast approaching, we’re sharing some possible reasons your tooth might be begging for attention, and how we can treat it so you can enjoy the festivities!

What’s Causing Your Toothache?

Not every dental problem begins with pain, but when they do, look out! The special pain you feel with a toothache can be a nightmare, especially during a time when there’s a plethora of candy to enjoy everywhere you go!

If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know just how hard it can be to ignore, no matter how hard you try or how many OTC pain relievers you take. But you should never let a toothache go undiagnosed because pain is your red flag that something is wrong. It’s also the kind of pain that only grows more intense the longer you wait to get it checked out.

Here are some of the most common causes of toothache pain:

You Have A Cavity

Some people believe the myth that if you have a cavity, you’d know it. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Cavities are holes in your tooth put there by harmful bacteria’s obsession with sugar and the acids it creates during the feasting process.

When your tooth enamel is eroded by these acids, cavities can form, and oftentimes, patients have no idea it’s happened. But there are times when a cavity forms in just the right spot that it affects your tooth’s nerve endings, causing pain, and boy, do you feel it!

Your Tooth Is Damaged

Sometimes a toothache is caused by some sort of damage to your tooth. Maybe you suffered an injury to the mouth, or you’ve chipped or cracked a tooth from a hard piece of Halloween candy, perhaps?

In either case, the damage to your tooth enamel can be quite painful if there’s enough pressure from the injury being put on your tooth’s nerve endings.

Your Dental Restoration Could Be Failing

Dental restorations like fillings and crowns are made to last a long time. But a long time isn’t forever. That’s why there are those rare occasions where your toothache is because of a failing or failed restoration.

If your dental work has become damaged, loose, or has fallen out entirely, your tooth’s shield of protection is no longer there. This can lead to pain and discomfort and needs to be corrected.

You Have TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder is a painful condition surrounding your jaw joint that moves when you eat, laugh, yawn, chew, and speak. As you can imagine, it’s under constant stress from overuse and can sometimes cause uncomfortable problems.

But none of the issues we’ve just described have to spoil your Halloween fun! That’s because all of them can be remedied at Tieken Smiles!

Depending on the cause of your tooth pain, you might need:

-A Tooth-Colored Dental Filling

-A Dental Crown

-TMJ/Teeth Grinding Treatment

If your toothache pain comes on suddenly, or if you have an accident or dental injury, rely on Tieken Smiles for your dental emergency, and someone will be here to guide you through the next steps for your particular situation.

Don’t Be Tricked By A Halloween Toothache!

Get help for your toothache so you can start enjoying every spooky adventure Halloween can bring! Trust our team in League City, TX to get you the dental care you need and get out of pain fast!

Call Tieken Smiles at 281-942-6615 or fill out our convenient online form to request an appointment.

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