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Causes of Tooth Numbness

Posted on 8/20/2019 by Dan Laizure
Causes of Tooth NumbnessHave you lost feeling in your tooth? If you experience numbness, it is important to make an appointment in our office for an evaluation. We can determine the cause of your tooth numbness and will create the most appropriate treatment plan for your situation.

Tooth Decay and Tooth Numbness

One of the main causes of tooth numbness is decay. Your tooth is alive and contains nerves and blood vessels, but if decay has impacted these structures, you may experience numbness. Typically, this signals that the root has been impacted by decay, and it is dying. This occurs when the tooth no longer receives the proper supply of nutrients and blood that it needs to stay alive.

Trauma and Tooth Numbness

An injury to your mouth is another reason that your tooth may go numb. In some cases, numbness may only be temporary, and after the injury heals, you may have normal feeling back. A more serious issue may lead to permanent numbness and death of the tooth, which is why it is so important to visit our office after any type of dental injury.

Treating Tooth Numbness

A tooth that feels numb needs to be treated right away to prevent tooth loss. In many cases, a root canal will be ordered. This procedure involves medically removing the seriously injured portion of the tooth. We will carefully remove the diseased or damaged pulp inside of the tooth before cleaning and disinfecting the root canals. A filling is then placed inside of the tooth to seal it so that future infection cannot occur. The process can save your natural tooth and can restore normal biting sensation and force.

If your tooth is feeling numb, it is important to get an appointment with us right away. We'll discover the cause of the problem and can take the steps needed to save your tooth.

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