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Persistent Toothache

Does this sound like you?

You have a persistent toothache that’s lasted weeks, months, or even years. Your lingering tooth pain may have appeared out of the blue. Or, the tooth pain started after a filling, months after a root canal, or after a dental cleaning.

And, despite your dentist’s thorough investigation and treatment efforts, which may have included the placement of a temporary filling, root canal therapy, surgical procedures, or extractions, you still have pain.

Many patients tell us their persistent toothache has taken over their life. And not knowing what’s causing it makes it even worse. Some have even been told that the pain is all in their head!

At New York TMJ & Orofacial Pain, we know your persistent toothache pain is real. Our team is led by the top board-certified Orofacial Pain specialists in the New York City metropolitan area who have been diagnosing and successfully treating patients with unexplained, persistent toothaches, for decades.

We recognize that living with a persistent toothache is a struggle. And, although we don’t have the perfect solution one hundred percent of the time, what we can do goes a long way to help you feel better:

  • We give you validation – we know your pain is real.
  • We help you understand why you are in so much pain.
  • We use language that you can easily comprehend.
  • We offer treatment strategies that you’ve likely not pursued.

Please call 888-560-6674 to make an appointment at one of our three convenient offices in the New York City metropolitan area. If you can’t call, complete this quick form , and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

How We Get To The Bottom Of What's Causing A Persistent Toothache

We believe that a combination of experience, training, empathy, and compassion is the best way we can support you. Here’s what sets our practice apart:

  1. We listen.
  2. We dig for clues to identify risk factors that may be playing a role in driving your persistent toothache.
  3. We have numerous methods that help us correctly diagnose your problem.
  4. We collaborate with other healthcare providers, when necessary, in order to offer you the most comprehensive care.
  5. Once we can pinpoint the cause of your persistent toothache, we will design a treatment plan specifically for you. Your treatment plan may include the following:
    • Oral, topical, or injectable medications (or a combination)
    • Nerve blocks
    • Muscle, tendon, or joint injections
    • BOTOX® injections
    • Intra-oral appliances
    • Strategies to help you control teeth clenching and grinding during the day and/or while you’re sleeping
    • Methods to change daytime jaw over-use behaviors and posture problems
    • Pain psychology strategies
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Collaboration with your doctors to change or modify medications you might be taking for other conditions
    • Supplements and/or diet changes
    • Additional dental care

So If you have…

  • A persistent toothache that came on suddenly, and there is no evidence of a cavity, fracture, abscess, or gum disease that explain it?
  • A persistent toothache that began after dental work was done despite efforts to make it feel better.
  • A persistent toothache months or more after a root canal procedure. Especially if it was done to relieve pain in a specific tooth that was waking you up at night and forcing you to take excessive over-the-counter pain medication.

Then you’re in the right place! Call us at 888-560-6674 to make an appointment at one of our convenient offices in Manhattan, Westchester County, or Long Island. Together we can get to the bottom of your persistent toothache pain so you can start feeling better again.