Tooth abscesses, fractures, damaged fillings, and tooth decay can cause toothaches. The pain may be sharp, constant, or throbbing. Symptoms of toothaches may be accompanied by swelling around the teeth. When toothaches strike, patients in Athens, Georgia and surrounding areas, turn to a compassionate holistic and biological dentist in Social Circle, Dr. Jones.
A toothache should be treated immediately because it can be a sign of a tooth infection. A root canal is comprised of blood vessels, nerves, and other tissues. When a tooth becomes damaged, an infection can develop, and the body reacts with an inflammatory response. Tooth pain, sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages, and tender gums are symptoms of toothaches.
Toothaches lead as one of the most common dental emergencies. If a toothache lasts longer than a day, an earache develops or opening the mouth becomes painful, it is important to contact the team at Social Circle Dental. Left untreated, an infection can spread to the face and skull or enter the bloodstream.
At your appointment, Dr. Jones will review your medical history and examine the mouth, teeth, gums, jaws, tongue, sinuses, ears, nose, and neck. He may ask when the pain started and what makes it better or worse. There may be x-rays taken. After the cause of the toothache is determined, Dr. Jones will devise a treatment plan with you.
Tooth decay is the most common cause of a toothache. If tooth decay is the reason for the pain, Dr. Jones may recommend a dental filling with a biocompatible material called composite resin. If an infection has developed in the dental pulp, a root canal may be recommended. A root canal can save the natural tooth as well as provide pain relief. Regardless of the cause of the toothache, Dr. Jones will explore the most conservative, safest, and most effective treatment to restore health, function, and beauty to the smile.
Have you experienced any symptoms of a tooth infection? If you have, do not delay treatment. Dr. Jones and our team can help. Call 770-464-1900 today to schedule an appointment.
Biology is defined as, "the science that deals with all forms of life, including their classification, physiology, chemistry, and interactions." A biological dentist is typically concerned about the effects dental materials, techniques, and procedures can have on the whole body. Patients in Social Circle, Monroe, Covington and surrounding areas will often ask, "Is there a biological dentist near me who provides cosmetic and restorative treatments?" They can find Dr. Jones at his mercury free and mercury safe dental practice in their hometown.
Using safe, effective dental materials
From cosmetic to restorative treatments, Dr. Jones takes extra precautions by using the safest, most effective dental materials. He provides an at-home teeth whitening program that includes bleaching gel best suited for your needs. The program includes customized whitening trays to ensure precise fit, protecting the gums from the bleaching agent. Dr. Jones opts for this program over in-office bleaching treatments, which use powerful chemicals than can irritate the gums.
For restorations, he avoids amalgam, composed of about half mercury as well as other metals. Instead, he uses a porcelain material, which is strong, durable, and blends nicely with teeth. For dental crowns and veneers, he will only minimally file the affected tooth for the restoration. When possible, he will provide the most conservative veneer therapy to patients.
Utilizing technology to educate patients
Dr. Jones utilizes an intraoral camera to identify issues that may not be visible with the unassisted eye during an examination. He uses the camera to capture detailed images inside of your mouth that you can view on the computer screen. Dr. Jones uses this technology to help educate you about a condition and the recommended treatment.
Taking time to prescribe the right diagnosis and treatment
Dr. Jones has operated a mercury free dental practice since 2002 and has the training required to remove and dispose of amalgam fillings safely. As a biological dentist, he recognizes gum disease can lead to other health issues such as heart conditions. He prescribes treatments with your health and wellbeing in mind. He cares about your diet and lifestyle and provides advice so you can look and feel your best, from head to toe.
Do you want to visit a dentist who makes your overall health a top priority? If so, then Dr. Jones may the right choice for you. Schedule a consultation appointment with him by calling 770-464-1900 today.
Social Circle Dental is a holistic dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures, while focusing on your overall health and well-being.