Don’t Suffer A Toothache This Thanksgiving! [BLOG]

When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, there should be nothing on your mind but the delicious food before you and the gratitude you feel for being amongst the people you care about most.

A toothache has no business disrupting your oral health or your holiday enjoyment!

Don’t Suffer A Toothache This Thanksgiving!

Here are some common causes of toothaches and what our team at Hawkins Complete Dental Service in Zanesville, OH can do to help you find relief!

*You Could Get A Tooth-Colored Filling*

Your toothache could be caused by something as simple as a cavity.

We say it’s simple because tooth decay and cavities, if caught early enough, are among the most common and easily treatable dental problems anyone could face in their lifetime!

The best news, though, is that when you visit Hawkins Complete Dental Service for a dental filling, you don’t have to worry about what this treatment will do to your smile!

We offer tooth-colored fillings so after your decayed tooth is treated, sealing and protecting your tooth won’t disrupt the appearance of your bright, healthy smile at all!

*You Could Get A Same-Day Dental Crown*

A cavity that’s too large for a standard filling, or a tooth that’s too weak from wear or damage, will need to be taken care of right away.

The reason for that is to possibly preserve the tooth and to prevent infection from setting in.

We offer same-day dental crowns and other restorations so you don’t have to go days or weeks in misery or wear an uncomfortable temporary crown while your new one is being made at some other lab.

Our advanced CEREC technology cuts your time in the dental chair down to a single, convenient appointment so you can keep on smiling!

*You Could Get Gum Disease Treatment*

If you visit the dentist about twice a year for dental cleanings and exams, it’s not likely that you’d have gum disease that’s advanced enough to cause dental pain. With deep cleanings and a thorough check of your mouth on a regular basis, we’d be able to catch this gum infection early enough to manage it.

But that’s not to say it’s impossible for advancing gum disease to be the source of a toothache.

That’s because it causes your gums to pull away from your teeth, and often, this can result in the exposure of your tooth root. Against hot and cold temperatures and harder textures of your foods and drinks, it’s entirely possible to feel intense pain as a result!

We can treat gum disease without invasive surgery so you can begin to heal and keep your oral health on track!

*You Could Get A Mouthguard*

Have you considered your jaw as a possible source of your dental pain?

This is often overlooked by patients who come to us complaining about a toothache because the jaw joint, or TMJ, isn’t an obvious culprit when it comes to discomfort with your teeth.

But the truth is, if you’re clenching your jaw tightly because of stress or simply as an involuntary habit, you’re probably also grinding your teeth.

This can create painful problems such as chipped or cracked tooth enamel, the wearing down of your teeth, and the list goes on.

A custom mouthguard from Dr. Hawkins can help take that pressure off your jaw by preventing your upper and lower teeth from coming together. It could be the answer to your holiday pain-relief!

Call Now For An Appointment!

A toothache is never the sort of pain you should dismiss, and it’s especially the kind of problem you don’t want to suffer this time of year!

Make sure your teeth are functioning properly, your mouth is healthy, and you’re ready for a pain-free Thanksgiving!

For fast relief for your dental pain, call Hawkins Complete Dental Service today at 740-214-1301 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule an appointment.