Tooth pain can be the result of tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. It can also be caused by teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and TMJ disorders.
The treatment you receive for tooth pain will depend on which tooth is hurting. The common treatments for tooth pain include:
- Oral antibiotics
- Root canal therapy
- Tooth extraction
- Dental fillings
- Dental crowns
Tooth extractions are a routine dental procedure, and are usually performed under a local anesthetic. That means you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. Once the anesthetic wears off, you might experience some tooth sensitivity, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
A trained dentist or an oral surgeon can perform a tooth extraction.
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