The Truth About Common Dental Issues From Our Elmhurst Dentists

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Jan 18, 2022

Millions of people experience dental discomfort every day. Dental pain can be an indication that something is wrong with your oral health, your bite, or your gums. It’s important to find out what the cause could possibly have been so you know how best treat yourself or others who may need treatment as well!

Dental pain is a common problem that can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Infected teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Gum tissue recession
  • Cracked/chipped dental enamel

When you meet with our Elmhurst dentists, we will assess the health and state of your smile. This allows us to get a better idea of why, exactly, you are in pain. With this information, we are able to customize your treatment plan, to fit your exact needs.

For example, if your tooth is sore because of an infection, our team will recommend cavity treatment and a restorative filling or restoration. On the other hand, if your dental pain is associated with gum tissue recession, we may urge you to repair your oral tissues, or incorporate some sensitivity-friendly products into your routine.

Success is all about matching your treatment protocol to the precise cause of your discomfort. The best way to get started is to schedule a personal consultation with our Elmhurst dentists. And remember, you can always use the Contact Us page on our site to submit an inquiry, and we’ll be happy to get back to you!