Pain Due to Toothache Is Disturbing

Pain Due to Toothache Is Disturbing

It is difficult performing daily activities when your tooth is aching. Sometimes, the pain is so unbearable that it is hard to think clearly. Toothache may be an indication that there’s something wrong with your tooth. Here are the common reasons why one’s tooth may be aching:

  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth fracture
  • Damaged filling
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Infected gums

An immediate visit to your dentist may help determine the cause of the toothache, and he/she may advise solutions on how to stop the agonizing pain. Karen Gordon, DMD, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry can help you with your problem and guarantee a fast solution due to her expertise and years of experience in dentistry. Her professional team is willing to attend to your dental needs, so come and visit their office today for a dental checkup.


The common reason for toothache is tooth decay. It causes a hole in the tooth called a cavity. When left untreated, this causes severe pain and may lead to the loss of your tooth when ignored.

There are three layers of the teeth; namely the enamel, which is the outer layer, the dentin and the pulp, where the nerves and blood vessels are found. The worst damage happens when the decay reaches the pulp. A dentist may conduct other alternative solutions to save the tooth when it is possible, but there are instances when there’s nothing left to be done but to extract the tooth.


Our permanent teeth are meant to last all through our lifetime, and removing the damaged teeth will create a gap that may be fixed with other dental solutions. The dentist determines whether the aching tooth should be extracted. Dentists use certain methods to determine whether a tooth should be extracted for good.

  • The depth of tooth decay
  • When there is no room for a growing teeth
  • Risk of infection
  • Periodontal Disease, an infection on the gums surrounding the tooth that causes tooth to loosen Karen Gordon’s dental team can help determine whether extraction is necessary, when there is no hope in saving the teeth. As much as possible, we will seek ways to save your tooth through other treatments and procedures available. However, when we are left with no other option, then we recommend to extract the tooth.

We understand that tooth extraction may be a terrifying thought and so we have sought ways to make the procedure easy. You may speak to our friendly staff to ask about tooth extraction.


Many avoid tooth extraction or other dental procedures because they fear the pain it may cause them. However, there is no need to worry about pain from us because we make the procedure easier. Just like other dentists, we inject local anesthetics in the area where the tooth is located.

After injecting it, the dentist will use special tools in extracting your tooth. The tool depends on the tooth to be extracted. Your dentist may use dental elevators that look similar to a small screw. It is then wedged on the small ligament space between the surrounding bone and the tooth. Sometimes, the use of dental elevators alone is enough to remove the tooth.

When dental elevators don’t work, the dentist uses extraction forceps to extract the tooth. This tool looks like pliers and is used to grasp the tooth to be extracted. The dentist will grasp the tooth with the use of the forceps then rock the tooth back and forth until it gets extracted.

We understand that tooth extraction may make you feel uncomfortable. When during the process, you feel sharp pain, don’t hesitate to ask your attendant to add more anesthetics to numb you up, as different people are numbed up in different amounts of anesthetics.

After the procedure, the area where the tooth was extracted feels numb and may last for a few more hours. Rest is required for the space in the mouth to heal. We also forbid the person from doing strenuous activities because this may cause further bleeding of the gums. Prescription drugs will be given to stop the bleeding and ease whatever pain after the numbness fades away.


Now that we have extracted your tooth, it is important to avoid further complication, such as bone degeneration. This occurs when the gum tissues from the area where the tooth was extracted melts away. The result is loss in the vertical height and horizontal width on the ridge.

Our dental experts have solutions to that problem. We can do bone preservation right after the tooth is extracted by inserting a bone replacement material where the tooth was extracted. After 3 to 12 months, you may ask for a dental implant to preserve the jawbone. Most implants look exactly like the rest of the teeth and blend perfectly in the mouth.


When you feel that an extraction should be done on your aching tooth or you have other dental issues that need a dentist’s attention, feel free to talk to us. We’ll see your dental problem and find ways to solve your dental problem. As much as possible, we will try to save your tooth, since we understand how important each tooth is. If we find that extraction is the only option, we’ll go on with that procedure then. It should only take a few minutes and you’re ready to go.

You can set up an appointment with us by calling us at (954) 983-9004 and our friendly customer service will be willing to accommodate you. You can also come visit our office at 3990 Sheridan St. Suite 216, Hollywood, FL., and we are here to check on your dental health and answer your questions. We welcome you with open arms.

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