How to Get Rid of Tooth Pain
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Toothache pain is one of the worst kinds of pain to experience. It doesn’t matter if the pain is sharp, stabbing, dull or aching, it can interfere with your ability to eat, talk, and complete normal life tasks and obligations.
Are you dealing with persistent pain and irritation in your teeth and mouth? You may have a toothache! Toothaches are typically caused by tooth infections or structural abnormalities and should be dealt with by a dental professional as quickly as possible. Learn more about the causes, treatments, and other tips for toothaches.
What causes toothaches?
If you are feeling a sharp or dull pain in or around your tooth, chances are you are dealing with a toothache. Although your symptoms can vary in severity and may be the result of a number of issues, the main cause of tooth pain is any form of infection, injury, or trauma to your teeth or gums. Without proper oral hygiene and regular dentist visits, your teeth and gums are more susceptible to decay and you’ll likely find yourself facing issues like cavities and gum disease. In addition to these most common causes, issues like abscessed teeth, wisdom teeth, damaged or fractured teeth, and grinding or clenching your teeth can all leave you with an aching pain in your mouth.
Common Tooth Pain Causes
- Cavities and damaged fillings
- Cracked and chipped teeth
- Dental abscess
- Exposed tooth roots
- Wisdom teeth
How to get rid of toothache symptoms
How to best treat your toothache depends on the causes and degree of damage to the tooth in question. In general, the best solution to tooth pain is to remove any infection or decay and repair the affected areas. This is best performed by a trained dental professional.
In cases of minor tooth sensitivities, treatments such as over-the-counter medication or pain relievers like ibuprofen, ice compressions, and salt water rinses are helpful temporary solutions to your tooth pain. For more severe toothaches, dental surgical procedures such as root canals or tooth extractions are necessary. Whether you are experiencing intense pain or more minor symptoms, it is worth noting that short-term treatments only allow you to temporarily avoid pain, and in the long run might not be able to cure your symptoms if you don’t seek professional dental help.
When to see your dentist
Even if your toothache doesn’t seem as severe as you might think, waiting until your symptoms get worse is never a wise course of action. Regardless of the type or degree of your pain, if you find your toothache lasting longer than one or two days, it is best to schedule an appointment with your dentist.
It’s important to seek emergency treatment if you show any of the following signs of an abscessed tooth:
- Red, swollen gums
- A fever
- A swollen, red bump in the mouth
- Blood or puss
- Throbbing pain
- Unpleasant or salty taste in the mouth
- Swollen face or jaw
At the office of Theron Baker DDS, our dental team is experienced and qualified in treating all leading causes of toothaches. When you schedule an appointment with us, we give you a conclusive diagnosis of the source of your pain and help you take the next steps for fast and effective recovery. Whether you are experiencing intermittent pain or dealing with a persistent toothache, our dental specialists are here to help.
If you are suffering from tooth pain and aches, schedule an appointment today by calling (206) 343-8774!
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