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Scott Young, DDS -  - Cosmetic, General, and Neuromuscular Dentistry

Scott Young, DDS

Cosmetic, General, and Neuromuscular Dentistry located in The Woodlands, TX

If you live in or near The Woodlands, Texas, and you’re suffering from a toothache, contact experienced dentist Scott Young, DDS, to treat your tooth pain before it worsens. Many dentists make you wait a few days until they can squeeze you in, but Dr. Young makes every effort to see you immediately. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.

Tooth Pain Q&A

What could be causing my toothache?

A toothache can be the symptom of any number of problems. You may have a cavity or a filling that needs replacement, an infection that requires antibiotics, or your toothache could result from damage to your tooth.

If your tooth or the surrounding area is causing you pain, Dr. Young will have you come in to determine the cause of the pain and a practical course of treatment.

If your toothache is accompanied by fever, swelling, an earache, or pain when opening your mouth, it may be a sign of infection, and you should call Dr. Young’s office as soon as possible for treatment.

What will happen when I go to the dentist for a toothache?

When you visit Dr. Young for a toothache, he first works to determine the cause of your toothache. He reviews your medical and dental history and performs a thorough examination, which may involve checking your teeth, gums, jaw, ears, nose, sinuses, and neck. X-rays may also be necessary if the problem seems to result from something happening below the gum line.

Dr. Young may also ask you questions about the pain you’re experiencing, such as how long you’ve had it and what may trigger it (such as eating or drinking hot or cold liquids). This information, along with the exam, helps Dr. Young determine the cause and create a treatment plan.

How will the dentist treat my toothache?

The treatment will depend on the cause of your toothache. If your toothache is the result of an infection, Dr. Young prescribes appropriate antibiotics for you. Sometimes the pain is the result of a cavity, and you may need a filling or to replace an old filling.

If your tooth pain results from an infection that has traveled into the root of your tooth, you may need a tooth extraction. When the infection has traveled to the nerve below the tooth, you might require a root canal.

Dr. Young explains any and all treatment options to you before proceeding.

You don’t have to suffer from persistent tooth pain. Call the office or book an appointment online to find relief today.