Tooth Pain


Almost everyone experiences tooth pain at some point in their life. Sometimes it presents itself as a sharp, shooting pain when eating something sweet or cold. Other times, the pain is dull but constant, aching through the day and night. Typically, pain is the body’s way of saying that something is amiss. However, when it comes to toothaches, this may not always be the case. Some tooth pain is simply a response to outside stimuli, such as eating or drinking something that is too hot or cold. For this reason, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact source of tooth pain, and therefore hard to determine what to do about it.

Our dentist in Spring Lake, MI, can examine your teeth and help you determine whether or not your pain should be cause for concern. If the pain is caused by decay, infection, gum disease, or trauma to the teeth, our expert team of family dentists can fix the root of the issue and restore your teeth to a pain-free state.

Diagnosing Tooth Pain

If you are tired of living in discomfort, book an appointment with our skilled cosmetic dentist, who will examine your smile and provide you with an accurate diagnosis. We will use your description of your pain along with dental tests and x-rays to diagnose the exact cause of your pain, as well as provide you with a solution to restore your smile to perfect health.

When Your Tooth Pain Is a Cause for Concern

Some tooth pain is not a cause for worry; outside stimuli, minor decay, and even sinus headaches can result in aching teeth. Some forms of tooth pain, however, require immediate emergency care. If you notice one or more of the following symptoms, contact a dentist or endodontist right away:

  • Constant, severe pain and/or pressure

  • Swollen gums

  • Tooth that is sensitive to the touch

  • Abscesses (pus-filled sacs) accompanied by one or more of the above

If you experience any of the above, your tooth is likely diseased. Immediate treatment is necessary to save the tooth and surrounding teeth.

Contact Us Today

If you have tooth pain that won’t go away, contact our Spring Lake, MI, cosmetic dentistry office right away by calling us at 616-842-0090 or scheduling an appointment online.