At one time or another, most people have experienced some sort of tooth pain. In general, our bodies release pain signals as a protective response telling us something is wrong. Sudden toothaches are very painful, so much so that they can keep you from performing your everyday activities, such as eating, talking, or even breathing. Some common toothache symptoms might include:
- Sharp tooth pain that may be unbearable at times.
- Throbbing tooth pain where you might feel like your tooth has its own heartbeat.
- Inflammation around the tooth, such as bright red gums.
- Constant and severe pressure or swelling that is sensitive to the touch.
- Generalized mouth pain that is hard to pinpoint
Your Detail Dental team is here to help!
Because tooth pain can be a symptom of many types of oral problems, it is important that you seek care from a licensed dentist. A thorough oral examination, including dental X-rays, can help diagnose whether the toothache is coming from a tooth or jaw problem, and help determine the best treatment to get you out of pain.
Traditional x-rays have been around since the early 1900s; however, they have limitations because they show a flat image of a 3-dimensional object. Although these types of Xrays have helped dentists for over 100 years diagnose and treat dental problems, DETAIL DENTAL has decided to invest in advanced 3D technology to enable our doctors to visualize what is REALLY going on in your mouth.
3-D Imaging Technology
Detail Dental uses 3-D CBCT X-ray machines. Cone beam technology allows our doctors to see your teeth and jaws in their exact size and form. We now use 3-D X-rays in the following ways to offer you the highest level of care:
- Diagnosing tooth pain
- Placing dental implants
- Performing root canals
- Visualizing how much space you have in your airway enabling you to breath
- Examining your TMJ
- Fabricating precision models of your teeth
- and many other instances where 3-D images are helpful