Have you suffered a sharp or unrelenting pain right after a meal? Even if the food didn’t feel especially hard or crunchy, patients with ongoing dental issues might experience sudden toothaches or pain. While various problems can turn for the worst and grow into a dental emergency, Dr. Kevin Burgdorf, DDS can treat the conditions and symptoms that turn into more significant issues further down the line.
What Causes Sudden Toothaches?
While not every toothache, chipped, or worn down tooth calls for emergency dental care, several factors can eventually lead to unwanted pain. Some common reasons behind toothaches include:
- Worn down teeth from grinding (otherwise known as bruxism)
- A cracked tooth or crown
- Infected gums
- Decay in a tooth caused by a cavity
- Eroded enamel
- Receding gums
Many other reasons can contribute to pain in the teeth and gums, but our dentist in Bridgeton, MO can always help identify the problem and determine the appropriate treatment.
Emergency Dentistry in Bridgeton, MO
If you experience unrelenting pain in a tooth or suffer a traumatic injury to the teeth or face, our office is here to help! You can quickly contact our dental office by calling (314) 291-9000.
Contact the Dentist Office of Dr. Kevin Burgdorf, DDS
Getting our patients the help they need is essential, but we also do our best to prevent dental emergencies. If your oral health is in question, don’t let it wait. You can book an appointment with us online and lower your risk for future dental emergencies.