Frequently Asked Dental Questions

Tooth pain is a common reason for why many patients see their dentist. During your consultation or dental appointment, we’ll evaluate your specific symptoms and create a plan tailored to your needs. When possible, your natural tooth will be preserved. If an extraction is necessary, we follow up with an appropriate restorative procedure to replace the extracted tooth. Here are the most common symptoms and causes of tooth pain:

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    Q: My Tooth Hurts. Do I have Tooth Decay?

    A: If tooth pain is persistent and worsens, it may be a sign of tooth decay. We commonly treat severe pain with a root canal. When possible, we will remove the inflamed tooth pulp before sealing the tooth with a more definite restoration.

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    Q: What is an Abscessed Tooth?

    A: One cause of severe tooth pain is an abscessed tooth which is a bacterial infection in the center of a tooth. This infection may also spread to surrounding gum tissue and possibly bone.

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    Q: What can I do for Sensitive Teeth?

    A: Sensitive teeth may react to hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks. We recommend a toothpaste for sensitive teeth if the discomfort is minor.

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    Q: Why does my Jaw Hurt?

    A: Jaw pain is often a sign of an underlying TMJ disorder. TMJ disorders contribute to tooth pain due to the pressure in the jaw joints when alignment or proper contact between teeth is an issue. This often causes unnecessary teeth grinding and wear.

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    Q: Why is it Painful to Chew?

    A: If you experience pain while chewing, a cracked tooth, loose filling, or broken crown could be to blame. Cavities are another common cause of tooth pain that occurs when chewing.

Needing More than Common Dental FAQs

Do you still have questions regarding your oral health that the above dental FAQs couldn’t answer? Do you need more information regarding one of the responses above? Turn to the professionals of Frisco Dental Associates. Our dental team is ready to provide answers to all of your questions and concerns regarding your care. To make an appointment with us, contact Frisco Dental Associates today at 972-362-4037.

HERE IS WHAT PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT FRISCO DENTAL ASSOCIATES

Dr. Elrabaa and the entire staff at Frisco Dental Associates are wonderful! They are all so courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable. They make cleanings and procedures are comfortable as possible. Dr. Elrabaa personally makes calls to check in on you, which sets her apart from any other dentist I’ve ever had. I can’t say enough good things about these lovely people! I live in Dallas now, but still make the drive out to Frisco for dental care. I highly recommend Frisco Dental Associates!
Angela Richardson
Angela Richardson
14:54 08 Jul 20
Best dental team in Texas!!! I have been to them now for 2 dental emergencies and in both cases they have been phenomenal. on my last visit, I needed 2 teeth pulled. after the 1st tooth, my anxiety was getting the best of me (I have very bad dental anxiety) and before I even said anything, Dr. E offered to reschedule my other tooth for another day. not only do they do amazing work, but they actively listen to their patients and work with them. i will recommend them to everyone i know, and I'm certainly not going anywhere else!
Rain Allen
Rain Allen
17:47 27 Jun 20
Everyone friendly and explain treatment and suggestions
Charlene Kagel
Charlene Kagel
15:44 26 Jun 20
Dr. Elrabaa is a top-notch dentist, and a really nice person. She explains the options clearly, and her technique is professional and exacting. Great experience, which is what you want at a dentist! Also important to note that the staff abides by strict COVID procedures to protect everyone.
Trey Smith
Trey Smith
15:00 25 Jun 20
Awesome staff. No pain. They are the best.
Harold Lewis
Harold Lewis
17:57 24 Jun 20
A wonderful, painless, comprehensive experience with an incredibly friendly staff!!
Maria LaNasa
Maria LaNasa
14:44 19 Jun 20
Friendly staff, excellent hygienist (Suzanne), and a very thorough and personable dentist!
Linda Crossman
Linda Crossman
14:58 06 Jun 20
Prompt, no waiting forever like some offices; staff friendly, very efficient.
Claudia Ross
Claudia Ross
00:55 04 Jun 20

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