Rochester Dentist Shares the Causes of Toothaches

What’s more irritating than a toothache? From minor aches to throbbing pain, toothaches can be a frustrating ordeal. What causes toothaches? What’s the best way of treating a painful tooth? In today’s blog, Rochester family dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, explains the many causes, and potential treatments, of toothaches.



Common Causes


A variety of factors can result in a toothache. If you experience pain in your tooth for more than a day, contact Dr.Calcagno immediately. Dr. Calcagno can diagnose the issue and prescribe the appropriate treatment for you aching tooth. Frequent causes of toothaches include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Tooth decay
  • Chipped or fractured tooth
  • Gum disease
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Infection
  • Damaged filling or crown
  • Sinus issues


Treatment Options


Just as causes of toothaches vary, so do treatments. Dr. Calcagno can place durable, esthetically pleasing crowns or fillings for teeth affected by cavities. In some cases, infection resulting from tooth decay reaches the inner pulp, and a root canal is needed. For damaged tooth, whether from chips or cracks, cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers provide quality restoration. Dr. Calcagno may prescribe any number of cosmetic or restorative procedures for easing toothaches and repairing dental damage.


Preventive Dentistry


The best method of avoiding toothaches is with preventive dentistry. Routine dental care, such as brushing and flossing, help remove the food particles and harmful bacteria that lead to tooth decay. Adjusting your diet to exclude foods and drinks high in sugars and other starches also helps protect your teeth from cavities. Attending your regular checkups will allow Dr. Calcagno and our team to watch for the early warning signs of developing gum disease and tooth decay. With preventive care, patients safeguard their smiles and reduce the risk for potentially costly and invasive procedures.


Schedule an Appointment with Your Rochester Dentist


Are you experiencing frequent toothaches? Call to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Calcagno today by contacting our 55902 dentist office at (507) 281-3659.  We offer the latest in general and cosmetic dentistry to restore our patients’ smiles. We serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, and surrounding areas.