How To Treat A Toothache

You are the first line of defense when it comes to your dental health. You notice dental problems as they occur, and the more you know about what to do in different dental situation, the better you’ll be able to safeguard your smile. If you notice dental problems, or experience strange symptoms, let your dentist know right away. Working with your dentist you can maintain a strong and healthy mouth throughout life.

Today I’m going to be giving you so me tips from our Boca Raton dentist on what to do if you experience a toothache. I hope that at the end of this explanation you’ll feel informed about how toothaches develop and what you should do to protect yourself.

Here are some common causes of toothaches:

· Tooth decay/cavities

· Gum tissue infection

· Fractured tooth

· Abscessed tooth

If you notice these common symptoms of a toothache, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist:

· Sharp pain around a tooth or the gum line

· Throbbing, constant tooth pain

· Increase in pain when pressure is applied to the tooth

These symptoms may be accompanied by:

· Fever

· Headaches

· Jaw pain

· Earaches

You should see a dentist right away if you’re experiencing a toothache. There are additionally some home-care measures that can help keep you comfortable before you get to the dentist’s office. You can rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to your cheek and jaw to numb the pain. You should not administer a painkiller to the tooth or gum tissue, as this will damage our oral tissues.

A toothache is never fun, but with proper treatment from a dentist it doesn’t need to plague you for long. Give our Boca Raton dentist office a call for more information about toothaches or to schedule a dental consultation!

DrMartin PolinDMD & Dr. Carly PolinDMD

2600 North Military Trail

Boca Raton, FL 33431

(561) 997-2323‎


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