Feel Good. Look Good. Because Dentistry Isn't Just A Science, It’s An Art.
Call us at: 505.994.1700
Steven Fife DDS, PC
2240 Grande Blvd SE Suite 101
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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"Thank you for all your consideration and time to help our son. Even when the hospital messed up his prescription, you came through for us and faxed a copy! We sure appreciate all of your efforts!"

- The B. Family
"I appreciate you taking me back as a patient. You do top notch work and everyone is extremely helpful. Making the drive across town is difficult but worth it. Thanks again!"

- Kim A.
"Thank you so very much for giving back my self confidence and my true smile. You are such a great dentist and a wonderful person. From the bottom of my heart, your service is highly appreciated!"

- Jocelyn
"I just wanted to say thank you and let you know how much I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule. You were such a sweet heart about the
whole thing."

- Gina
"This is just a small token of appreciation for all you have done for us and our little family. We can't thank you enough for the care and compassion you have shown all of us! You have always gone above and beyond for us and we are truly grateful. Thanks for everything!"

- Kenton and Marina
"Thank you for giving me a gorgeous smile. It has really boosted my confidence and helped me to feel better about my smile! You're amazing and your staff is so wonderful. The results are just fabulous.
Thank you and Bless you!"

- Katrina L.

"The entire team at Fife Dental is professional, friendly, knowledgeable and thorough. Moreover, their approach is relaxed and comfortable which aids in understanding issues and areas which require greater focus by the patient."

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Causes of Tooth Pain

Tooth pain can be excruciating, causing difficulties with sleeping, eating, even concentrating on your day. If you’re suffering from tooth pain, it’s important to seek help right away from an experienced dentist like Dr. Fife at Fife Dental Care. Our general and emergency dentistry services can help ease discomfort and restore a healthy, happy smile.

Symptoms of Tooth Pain

Toothache symptoms can vary depending on the cause of pain and severity of the issue. Pain may be relatively mild and intermittent – such as a sensitivity to hot and cold foods – or it may be constant. Sharp and throbbing pain are both common. You may experience a foul taste in your mouth or unusually persistent bad breath. Pain may also be accompanied by fever, ear ache, headache and swollen sinuses if infection is present.

Causes of Tooth Pain

Tooth pain generally occurs when the outer layer of enamel is damaged, revealing the sensitive pulp beneath. Pulp is filled with blood vessels and nerve endings, and exposure of these nerve endings can result in a significant amount of pain.

Anything that causes damage to enamel can result in pain. The most common issue is tooth decay, but injuries and tooth grinding that lead to chipped and broken enamel can be an issue as well.

Emergency Dental Services

If you’re experiencing tooth pain, it’s important to contact a dentist right away to begin treatment. Tooth problems can become severe the longer you go without treatment, and tooth infections can spread to other areas of the body and leave you feeling miserable. Contact us to schedule an appointment and learn how Fife Dental Care can bring relief to your aching teeth!

Don’t suffer from tooth pain. Call 505.994.1700 for relief.