Oral pain such as sharp and throbbing or dull and achy can often be difficult to pinpoint. Because of the vast network of nerves in the mouth, the pain of a damaged or diseased tooth is often felt in another tooth and/or in the head, neck, or ear. Our endodontic specialists rely on state of the art technology including lasers, microscopy, digital x-rays, CBCT, and intra-oral cameras for precise diagnosis and results in treating toothaches.
A severe toothache may mean the tooth's soft inner tissue is damaged or infected as a result of deep decay or trauma. An endodontic treatment, such as root canal therapy, can relieve the pain and save the tooth by removing the pulp and cleaning, filling and sealing the canals. The tooth is then restored with a crown or other restoration.
Endodontists intervene before toothaches progress into a much more serious problem. If inner tooth decay goes untreated, the nerves and tissues can be destroyed, resulting in complete tooth loss. Our specialized endodontists take charge in a traumatic dental emergency to save the infected or fractured region of the tooth and restore the patient’s smile to its previous health.