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  • I had a wonderful experience with Lone Oak. I have a LOT of anxiety about having my teeth worked on and the staff made me so comfortable. My previous dentist retired and I needed to find a new dentist. I knew I needed a crown but was very fearful of trying someone new. Dr. Jordan and his staff did an AMAZING job helping me to relax. I was especially impressed when Dr Jordan called to check on me after the procedure and gave me his cell phone number in case I needed anything. I couldn't be happier with my new dentist and would recommend Lone Oak with no hesitation.
    -Kerrie
  • The first time I went to them I felt very much at home. All of the staff acted very professional and courteous. I feel that my dental exam was very thorough and found problems that I was unaware of. The dental procedure was carried out efficiently, timely and with minimal discomfort. I'm very pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend this practice to anyone. Their dental equipment seems very up-to-date and my dentist very knowledgeable.
    -Bob
  • The staff and Dr Brad were very pleasant and saw to it that I was very comfortable and the procedure was painless. Dr Brad very trustworthy he did just what he said he was doing and he quote the exact amount before he did the procedure. I would recommend Dr Brad and his staff.
    -Mike
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Toothaches

As many of us know, there is nothing quite like a toothache. Nothing seems to make it better and that aching pain just won’t go away. If you are experiencing tooth pain, call Lone Oak Dental right away and we will try to see you today!

What Causes a Toothache?

There are several reasons why you could experience a toothache. Two of the most common causes for toothaches are deep cavities and long-standing gum disease.

When a cavity (dental decay) gets close to or into the nerve of a tooth, the nerve in the tooth sends signals back to the brain that something is not right. Your brain interprets this as pain.

Another cause of toothaches is gum disease (periodontal disease). Gum disease is caused by bacteria that live on the surfaces of teeth and in the gums. When these bacteria grow and multiply, the result is loss of the hard and soft tissue that supports the teeth. After a period of time, the gum disease becomes advanced and results in an infection. Loose teeth and bad smelling breath are a sign of advanced periodontal disease.

What Can Be Done to Get Rid of the Pain?

After we meet you and review the problems you are having, we may take an x-ray to help us diagnose what tooth the pain is coming from and what is causing the pain. Looking in your mouth and at your teeth really helps us look for cavities, swelling, and broken or loose teeth. 

If the toothache is caused by a cavity and the tooth is fixable, we would recommend root canal treatment. Root canal treatment relieves the pain while allowing you to keep your tooth to smile with and chew on. Despite what people say, the root canal process should not hurt.

If we find that the toothache is from a tooth that cannot be fixed or from severe gum disease, we would recommend removing the tooth. Dr. Jordan has removed thousands of teeth and will go the extra mile to make sure you are completely numb throughout the process. 

At the end of your visit with us, we may recommend prescription medications such as antibiotics or pain medication.

How Can I Avoid a Toothache?

Routine oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing helps remove many of the bacteria that live in your mouth. In addition, scheduling dental cleanings and exams with your dentist on a routine basis will help prevent small dental problems from progressing quickly into sore, infected, and broken teeth. 

Please Contact Us to Arrange an Appointment

If you are losing sleep, not eating well, or just can’t take the pain any longer, we are confident that there is relief in sight. Although a toothache may seem like a big problem to fix, the procedures are often painless, and we will bend over backwards to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Let the team at Lone Oak Dental help you eliminate that toothache and get back to a healthy, pain-free mouth. 

Patient Testimonial:Thank you for removing wisdom teeth

Dear Dr. Jordan, Thank you for your expertise in removing wisdom teeth. The "care sheet" was especially useful and your follow up call later that night was appreciated. ... Read more