What Can I Do About My Tooth Pain?
By Jeffery J. Johnson & Jodi B. Johnson DDS
May 11, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: tooth pain  

How your dentists in St. Louis, MO, can help you get relief from tooth pain

If you have tooth pain, it can be difficult to think of anything else. Fortunately, your dentists can help. Drs. Jeffery J. and Jodi B. Johnson in St. Louis, MO, offer a wide range of emergency dental services to help you quickly find relief from tooth pain. Admidst COVID 19, our office is still offering emergency services to provide emergency dental care for tooth pain—read on to learn more.

How we can help your dental issue

You might feel tooth pain only slightly, or you might feel severe tooth pain. The pain may have developed over months and become a chronic problem, or it may come on suddenly. Your emergency treatment will depend on how severe the problem is.

Minor tooth pain can result from tooth decay and may be relieved with just a simple filling. Tooth-colored fillings use composite, a unique liquid material that is matched to your tooth color and sculpted into place to match the natural contours of your teeth. The composite is then hardened with an ultraviolet light to give you a durable, beautiful filling.

If you have lost a substantial amount of tooth structure you may need a crown instead of a filling. You can choose a CEREC Same-Day crown, which is made of high-quality dental ceramic that looks just like natural tooth. The best part is, your CEREC crown is created and placed in one day—no more waiting for a crown to come back from the dental laboratory.

If you have severe dental pain, there is a chance you may need a root canal. Severe dental pain can be caused when the inner layer of your tooth, an area known as the pulp, becomes damaged or infected. A root canal works by removing the infected pulp tissue. A sedative material is placed inside your tooth to eliminate inflammation, infection, and fluid build-up. When your painful symptoms are gone, the sedative material is removed and replaced with an inert material that is left inside your tooth.


If you have tooth pain, your dentist can help. To find out more about treatments to relieve tooth pain, talk with the experts. Call Drs. Jeffery J. and Jodi B. Johnson in St. Louis, MO, at (314) 427-7400.