Why Is My Tooth Hurting?

If you think your smile could be in need of dental restoration, call Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, today at 847-234-0517 to schedule an appointment.

Is your favorite part of waking up enjoying a piping hot cup of Joe? Lately has that routine been interrupted by discomfort that seems isolated to a single tooth? What happens when you try to enjoy a sweet treat, like a cupcake or a slice of decadent cheesecake? If you have been suffering from heightened sensitivity, much less downright pain, it could likely be due to a dental problem like a cavity. While you might be tempted to ignore the sensitivity, this can lead to progressing problems. To protect your smile, it’s important to seek restorative treatment quickly, rather than waiting and wishing things will simply get better. Fortunately, with prompt treatment, restoration can likely help to improve both your comfort and the look of your smile, as well.

It’s Important Not to Ignore Dental Symptoms

While you might be tempted to ignore tooth sensitivity, or other symptoms of dental problems, this is likely to lead to worsening issues. That’s because teeth, while strong, lack the ability to repair themselves the way other parts of the body can. Left unaddressed, dental issues are only likely to worsen, potentially to the point of creating a painful tooth infection that could require root canal therapy or even extraction.

If you want to avoid the need for extensive restorative treatment, it’s important to seek treatment at the first sign of trouble, rather than waiting, allowing it to worsen with wear and exposure to foods, drinks and bacteria.

How Can Restorative Dentistry Help You?

If you do need restorative dentistry, there are modern restorations that can help to improve your comfort while looking natural within the smile. Dental fillings made of composite resin, for instance, are made to look natural yet they bond tightly with teeth creating a great seal against bacteria.

Dental crowns can also be made of a natural-looking material like porcelain, allowing you to enjoy a beautiful smile without the pesky discomfort of a dental problem.

Need to RestoreYour Smile?

If you think your smile could be in need of dental restoration, call Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, today at 847-234-0517 to schedule an appointment. We also proudly serve residents of West Forest Lake, Kennedy, Lake Bluff, Skokie, Junction, and all surrounding communities.

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