Toothaches can range from mildly annoying to downright painful. How do you know when you should call the dentist to have it checked out? Dental cavities are a typical cause of tooth pain. In more extreme cases, the dental pulp—the inside of your tooth—becomes infected due to a crack or injury, which allows bacteria and germs to get in and cause issues.
Tooth decay is a common occurrence in children. Approximately 42% of children between the ages of 2 and 11 develop cavities in their baby teeth. Unfortunately, a child’s teeth may be so damaged by decay that a regular filling is no longer a treatment option. In this case, a crown has to be implanted. Read more to find out about this important treatment.