From Tooth Pain to Dental Relief: A Comprehensive Treatment Journey with Mr. Johnson

By Dr. Zareena Moorkan

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During my 30 years of dental practice, I have seen many different cases. Five years ago, Mr. Johnson came to me with tooth pain. After examining him, I figured out what was causing his pain. Let me tell you about his treatment.

Mr. Johnson had tooth pain that made it hard for him to eat. He felt sharp and temporary pain when he brushed his teeth or ate and drank. This meant he might have sensitive teeth because the enamel on his teeth was worn out or the roots were exposed.

During the examination, I checked for other reasons that could be causing his tooth pain. I found out that he had cavities, which are holes in the teeth caused by decay. These cavities were likely making him uncomfortable.

I also noticed that Mr. Johnson had a cracked or chipped tooth, which can be painful, especially when biting down.

Furthermore, I saw signs of gum disease in Mr. Johnson’s mouth. His gums had receded, exposing the nerves of his teeth and causing him pain. I explained to him that brushing his teeth too hard, especially with a hard-bristled brush, can cause gum disease.

Another reason for Mr. Johnson’s tooth pain was teeth grinding. He had a habit of grinding or clenching his teeth, which had worn down the enamel and exposed the sensitive layer underneath, leading to pain and sensitivity.

I also talked to Mr. Johnson about how acidic foods can affect his teeth. Eating foods high in acid, like citrus fruits, tomatoes, pickles, and tea, can erode the enamel and cause tooth pain.

Considering all these factors contributing to Mr. Johnson’s tooth soreness, I recommended a comprehensive treatment plan. I advised him to use special toothpaste for sensitive teeth and prescribed fluoride treatment to reduce his tooth pain. I also suggested fixing his cavities with fillings and repairing the cracked or chipped tooth. We discussed the importance of good oral hygiene, like using a soft-bristled toothbrush and avoiding teeth grinding.

Finally, I emphasized the need for Mr. Johnson to keep an eye on his gum disease and suggested regular dental check-ups to maintain his oral health. By addressing these causes and following the treatments I recommended, we aimed to relieve Mr. Johnson’s tooth pain and improve his overall dental health.
(Dr. Zareena Moorkan  has been working in a private clinic in Sharjah for the past 28 years)