Getting to the root of toothaches for lasting pain relief and health

Your teeth may be trying to tell you something. Pain and other symptoms may be indicative of specific dental conditions. Sometimes, they originate elsewhere in the mouth. Our talented dentist, Dr. Vickii Bingham-Lester, has the expertise to recognize the unique symptoms of various conditions, as toothaches can take on many different forms. Rest assured, we know our patients in Crofton, Maryland, and the greater Annapolis area just want relief from the pain – and we deliver on that with conservative dentistry services, such as root canal therapy, to preserve damaged teeth whenever possible.

Pain Relief For Tooth Pain in Crofton MD Area

Getting to the root of toothy troubles at Bingham-Lester Dentistry

Commonly, an aching tooth can result from chronic and progressive tooth decay. Bacteria and lingering food particles promote the development of sticky, destructive plaque. Bacterial plaque eats through the layers of the tooth. In its earlier stages, decay may present as heightened sensitivity. You may wince when you drink something sweet or cold. Earlier-stage enamel erosion and decay, such as smaller cavities, can be prevented with changes to oral hygiene, professional preventative services, and more conservative restorative treatments (like dental fillings).

Without treatment, however, the pain can become worse. It may be more intense and persistent. Furthermore, untreated decay is associated with a potentially serious infection or “abscess.” Symptoms of abscesses include oral and facial swelling. These infections and severe inflammation must be treated promptly.

Root canal therapy is often maligned but actually relieves pain and may be the only way to protect a seriously damaged tooth from extraction. It involves removing the damaged tissue at the center of the tooth. These tissues include the nerves that are responsible for sensations of pain. With the source of the pain gone, you will no longer experience an aching tooth! Plus, you avoid the loss of a tooth and the need for more extensive (and costly) tooth replacements like bridges, dentures, and implants.

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Don’t ignore tooth pain.

Dental conditions do not go away on their own. They require prompt treatment. Bingham-Lester Dentistry combines considerable know-how and sophisticated diagnostics to get to the bottom of your aching tooth and other concerning problems. Call us at 410-885-6522 without delay, and we will see you at our office in Crofton, MD, as soon as possible!


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Bingham-Lester Dentistry

Dr. Vickii R. Bingham-Lester

Dr. Vickii Bingham Lester is primarily interested in assisting patients in achieving an excellent lifestyle with healthy, functioning smiles. She graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed a general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Bingham's commitment to providing the best dental care possible encouraged her to dive more into the science and practice of dental implantology.


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