Luff Dental offers Emergency Dental Appointments


Pain is your body’s way of letting you know something isn’t right. It’s almost like an internal flashing warning sign. So, when you experience a toothache, your mouth is telling you know that it’s time to take a look to find out what’s wrong. Let’s dive into the main reasons you may experience a toothache, and what do about it. At Luff Dental, we’ve got your toothaches covered. We offer emergency dental appointments so we can treat your toothache quickly and proficiently!

Learn more about the top 8 Causes of Tooth Pain.

Toothache Reasons – Why Your Teeth May Hurt

For every symptom, there is a cause. Here are the most common causes for a toothache:

Temperature Sensitivity

Do you experience sharp, quick pains when eating or drinking? Oftentimes, you are experiencing a temperature-sensitive toothache due to tooth decay, an exposed root, or maybe a loose filling. Make sure to keep your mouth clean and healthy by brushing and flossing daily with a sensitive toothpaste and check in with your dentist to make sure everything is okay.

Learn more about Dental Health and Toothaches from WebMD.

Orthodontic Alignment

Sometimes dental work can cause some residual dental pain. Did you put in a new tray of ClearCorrect invisible aligners or get a retainer? The most common form of tooth pain results from dental alignment systems and should subside quickly within a few days. If pain persists, give us a call!

Improper Care

Brushing and flossing improperly, not often enough, or too often, can result in inflamed or irritated gums. When your gums aren’t happy, your teeth aren’t happy either and this can cause discomfort. If you’re worried that you may be putting too much pressure when you’re brushing, let us know and we can give you a demonstration on brushing techniques and tips. We love to educate our patients!

Teeth Grinding

Grinding your teeth can cause serious pain to your teeth, muscles, jaw, and neck. You may not know that you’re grinding your teeth (which often happens when we sleep), so it’s important to consult your dentist if you experience any discomfort in these areas. Mouth guards are made to fix teeth grinding and can eliminate pain. If left untreated, grinding can cause painful chipped or broken teeth.

Check out this video about Bruxism and learn more about Teeth Grinding.

Impacted/Misaligned Teeth

Wisdom teeth are commonly known to cause pain because they crowd the mouth and push your teeth aside to make room. That’s why wisdom teeth are commonly removed. If any of your teeth are impacted or misaligned, they can push against each other and cause pain and sensitivity. Talk with us about our alignment options to help correct any misaligned teeth!

If You’re Experiencing Tooth Pain, Call Luff Dental

If you are experiencing extreme pain or a dental emergency, give us a call immediately so we can help! Learn more about Dental Emergencies … causes, symptoms and when to schedule an Emergency Dental Appointment HERE.

Whether you need to schedule a dental exam or are interested in treatment options available to enhance your smile, we invite you to work with Dr. Luff and her team to find the most effective solution for you! Luff Dental is always accepting new patients in the Lee’s Summit, MO and surrounding area who are ready to improve the health of their teeth, their confidence and smile!  Please call Luff Dental at (816) 875-3391 to schedule your appointment.