If you are suffering from a toothache, you may fear that you have sustained severe dental damage, and you will require extensive restorative care. Before you start to worry, call Dr. Georgaklis’ office. Many times, toothaches are the result of non-emergency conditions, such as jaw clenching or something caught between your teeth. However, even if you have suffered decay or infection, Dr. Georgaklis offers highly effective La Jolla toothache treatments. Through advanced, non-invasive procedures, he can eliminate your discomfort and save your smile.
What’s Causing Your Toothache?
Your toothache may result from a number of factors. Common causes of dental discomfort include:
- Pressure on your teeth stemming from bruxism, TMJ Disorder, or an imbalanced bite
- Gum inflammation
- Exposed dental roots, due to gum recession or nicked gums
- An object trapped between your teeth or near your gum line
- A cracked tooth
- A damaged or loose dental filling
- A sinus infection
Dr. Georgaklis will work hard to find the underlying cause of your toothache. At our La Jolla practice, he will conduct a thorough exam, using x-rays and other technology to diagnose your condition. Although you may believe will need a root canal, this is rarely the case. In most instances, Dr. Georgaklis discovers a common, easily treatable cause of toothaches. Clenching is one of the most common culprits. The pressure on your tooth can inflame your dental pulp and surrounding tissues.
La Jolla Toothache Treatment
Your treatment will, of course, depend on the cause of your toothache. San Diego dentist Dr. Georgaklis recommends all-natural, non-invasive treatment whenever possible. If clenching and grinding is the cause of your discomfort, he can treat your condition with a custom-made mouthguard. These devices will prevent your teeth from touching. In turn, this will reduce pressure and inflammation around your tooth.
If you do require more advanced restorative care, Dr. Georgaklis will work hard to make your treatment comfortable and efficient. In many cases, he can prevent the need for a root canal by using natural ozone therapy. Pure ozone, produced by our in-office generator, can kill bacteria more effectively than chlorine or other chemicals. Best of all, the treatment is virtually discomfort-free. Dr. Georgaklis is one of the few dentists in the San Diego area to offer this treatment. Even if you do require a root canal, he can combine the procedure with ozone therapy to more reduce inflammation and more effectively eliminate your dental infection. He can also use ozone therapy to treat gum disease, another common cause of toothaches.
Other La Jolla toothache treatments include:
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Inlays or onlays
- Gum grafting
Although Dr. Georgaklis uses extremely gentle techniques, he knows that you may feel a bit nervous about your treatment. Rest assured that your procedure will be comfortable and relaxing. You will even arrange a physical signal, so that Dr. Georgaklis knows if he needs to stop. If you still feel nervous, you can select nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or IV sedation. With these anxiety treatments, you will enjoy stress-free care and lasting relief from your toothache.
End Your Discomfort Today
If you are suffering from a toothache, contact our San Diego office immediately. With swift diagnosis, Dr. Georgaklis can treat your condition using minimal discomfort, non-invasive care.