A toothache should never be ignored. There’s never a good reason to simply put up with a toothache or discomfort caused when chewing. Toothaches are a tell-tale sign of a problem with your teeth, which could be decay, a tooth infection, or a dental injury that requires immediate attention. If you live in Battle Creek, Michigan, or surrounding communities, you can turn to Earl E. Gaball, DDS, for the prompt dental care you need. If decay is causing you undue discomfort, we can treat your tooth with an emergency cavity filling.
Some of the most common causes of toothaches are:
It’s important to understand that toothache isn’t natural or something you should just live with. If a toothache persists for more than two or three days, it’s time to see your Battle Creek dentist. Dr. Gaball will uncover the cause of your discomfort so you can receive the appropriate care. If the cause is decay, we’ll treat your tooth with an emergency cavity filling to stop the discomfort and curtail the damage.
Dr. Gaball uses composite resin fillings to treat cavities due to their strength, durability, and tooth-colored appearance. Composite fillings can match the color of your teeth, making them less noticeable when you smile. This makes it easy for you to retain your smile’s attractive appearance.
Composite fillings can also be used as dental bonding for repairing chipped, cracked, or broken teeth, concealing stains on your teeth, or fixing gaps to make your smile more aesthetically pleasing. Cosmetic bonding can make your smile smoother, brighter, and more symmetrical.