Problems, as we all know, don’t suddenly go away on their own. 

If anything, they’ll only get worse the longer you try to avoid facing them.

Dental problems are no different. 

What begins as slight sensitivity when you sip super hot coffee eventually turns into unbearable pain. What initially looks like a tiny chip on your tooth soon forms a larger, more visible crack. 

This is why it’s never a good idea to put off a trip to your Punta Gorda dentist’s office for treatment. You don’t want to reach a point where ordinary pain relievers aren’t helping or your tooth is so deteriorated that it can’t be saved.

At Smiles of Punta Gorda, you can always find a simple solution to fix a problem tooth before it gets out of control.

Even One Tooth Can Create All Sorts Of Problems

There are all sorts of reasons your teeth might be giving you fits, but here are five of the most common ways a single tooth can become quite a big deal:

#1 – Your Tooth Needs A Filling

Tooth decay can be avoided with proper brushing and flossing at home and routine cleanings at the dentist’s office. But it’s not uncommon for decay to damage enough of your tooth enamel between dental appointments to form a cavity.

With a simple tooth-colored filling, we can remove the decay and preserve your tooth so it isn’t damaged any further.

#2 – Your Tooth Is Infected 

If you have a toothache and don’t have it checked out right away, your pain will likely worsen until it’s throbbing so intensely in your tooth and jaw you can hardly stand it.

This is a common sign that the tooth is infected, and putting it off even for one or two days can actually be dangerous. We can provide comfortable root canal treatment to remove the infection and protect the tooth with a crown so the infection doesn’t spread or return later.

#3 – Your Tooth Is Broken

You bump into someone or something, and you break a tooth. Or maybe what used to be a small nick on the surface of your tooth has grown into a visible crack.

Depending on the extent of the damage, we can cover the tooth with a full or partial crown. This will preserve your oral function and strengthen the tooth overall.

#4 – Your Tooth Looks Bad

A tooth stands out because of discoloration, its shape, or its position. Whatever the flaw, it can be enough to make you feel really insecure about your smile. We can offer teeth whitening, dental bonding, or some other simple cosmetic treatment so the tooth blends in nicely with the rest and your smile looks more attractive.

#5 – Your Tooth Is Gone!

A missing tooth that isn’t immediately replaced can put your oral and overall health at risk and change the position of your teeth and appearance of your smile.

The best way to replace a missing tooth is with a dental implant because it’s the only restoration that’s attached to an artificial root, allowing you to preserve your healthy jawbone and bite strength over the long term.

Call NOW To Fix Your Tooth!

If you have a tooth that is causing you pain or other problems, don’t put off dental treatment! Call Dr. Martin and Smiles of Punta Gorda now at 941-585-0424 to request an appointment so we can fix it with restorative or cosmetic dental care in Punta Gorda, FL.