Dental pain is an awful experience, and no matter how good your teeth are we are all prone to it from time to time. The pain in a tooth can be the cause of many factors, constant airline travellers suffer from the consequences of the pressurised cabins that take their toll on our teeth. A Chelmsford dentist has advised that it is important to analyse the source of the pain in order to treat any long term problems, the last thing a patient needs is to keep coming back to the dentist for pain relief. Usually a tooth ache can be dealt with by taking a few pain killers, and these days we have many kinds that are really powerful, yet not harmful like the long term use of Paracetamol. Many patients will consult their dentist with a tooth ache that won’t go away, and the dentist will end up treating an infection caused by a bad oral hygiene regime or even worse, no oral hygiene program at all. Bacteria is always in the mouth and produces acid which eats away at the enamel, this then weakens the surface and cracks appear leaving a route for bacteria to enter the inner chamber. The infection can progress into an abscess and swelling, along with the excruciating pain that will follow. If the problem persists then the dentist will either extract the tooth or try to save it with a root canal treatment. First they will drill out the inside of the tooth and remove any deep impounded bacteria, the hole is then filled with an anti-bacterial material to prevent further infections, this is then topped off with a hard crown and the problem usually goes away, however a good oral hygiene plan is recommended by dentists to prevent this happening again in the future. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.