If you live in Santa Clara, California, and you’re suffering from a toothache, contact experienced dentist Dr. Patricia Chao at Chao Dental Studio to treat your tooth pain before it gets worse. Many dentists make you wait a few days until they can squeeze you in. However, Dr. Chao takes tooth pain very seriously and will make every effort to see you immediately. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.
A toothache can be the symptom of any number of problems. You may have a cavity or a filling that needs replacement, you might have an infection that requires antibiotics, or your toothache could be the result of damage to your tooth.
If your tooth or the surrounding area is causing you pain, Dr. Chao will have you come in to determine the cause of the pain and an effective course of treatment.
If your toothache is accompanied by fever, swelling, an earache, or pain when opening your mouth, it may be a sign of infection, and you should call Dr. Chao’s office as soon as possible for treatment.
When you visit Dr. Chao for a toothache, she first works to determine the cause of your toothache. She reviews your medical and dental history and performs a thorough examination, which may involve checking your teeth and gums, jaw, ears, nose, sinuses, and neck. X-rays may also be necessary if the problem seems to be the result of something happening below the gum line.
Dr. Chao may also ask you questions about the pain you’re experiencing, such as how long you’ve had it and what may trigger it (such as eating or drinking hot or cold liquids). This information, along with the exam, helps Dr. Chao determine the cause and create a treatment plan.
The treatment will depend on the cause of your toothache. If your toothache is the result of an infection, Dr. Chao prescribes appropriate antibiotics for you. If the pain is the result of a cavity, you may need a filling or to replace an old filling.
If your tooth pain is the result of an infection that has traveled into the root of your tooth, you may need a tooth extraction. If the infection has traveled to the nerve below the tooth, you might require a root canal.
Dr. Chao explains any and all treatment options to you before proceeding.
You don’t have to suffer from persistent tooth pain. Call Chao Dental Studio or book an appointment online to find relief today.