Learn More From Our Novato Dentist About Dealing With Dental Issues

Written by Dr. McConnell on Jan 18, 2022

We all want to live comfortably and enjoy a confident smile, but sometimes dental pain can get in the way. Our Novato dentists are here for those who need to treat dental discomfort. Keep reading if pain or discomfort is hurting your quality of life!

As you might imagine, the first step in this type of treatment process is to zero in on why, exactly you’re experiencing pain. Generally speaking, dental pain occurs because sensitive nerves—which live in the core and root of the tooth—are not adequately protected. When bacteria and irritants are able to reach dental nerves, pain results.

You probably already know about this occurring when a tooth is infected with a cavity. However, other conditions—like enamel erosion and gum tissue recession—can also lead to nerve pain.

When our Novato dentists create a treatment plan for patients who deal with dental pain, we start by figuring out which nerves are affected, and why. Once we’ve gathered this information, we are able to tailor treatment to fits our patients’ respective needs.

In order to overcome tooth sensitivity and pain you may need to:

  • Cover insufficient enamel with composite resin or ceramic restorations
  • Treat periodontal disease in order to support healthy gum tissue
  • Have infected dental tissues—tooth and/or gums—removed
  • Incorporate sensitivity-decreasing products into your regular routine
  • Take special care to treat bruxism and to minimize acid erosion

As you can see, in our office there are no one-size-fit-all dental solutions. We ensure that our patients’ treatment needs are met with specificity and customization. Want to learn more? Our Novato dentists are happy to give you additional information. Call our office, or use the Contact Us page on our site!