Toothaches can occur due to a wide variety of reasons. They can stem from something as simple as repetitive motions. But they can also occur due to more serious problems such as exposed nerves or damaged fillings.
At Tower Dental Associates, we can diagnose the cause of such toothaches and determine how to treat them. A toothache could be a sign of a much bigger dental issue and we want to make sure you and your mouth find relief.
Simple toothaches are painful and uncomfortable, but luckily, they are temporary. Most of these simple toothaches don’t even require attention from one of our doctors. These aches may be caused by a repetitive motion — such as chewing or grinding —, debris, or other issues.
If you suspect a simple toothache, try rinsing or resting your mouth.
While some at home remedies recommend placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, we advise against this. The dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue. Instead, try taking the aspirin (or another anti-inflammatory) as recommended. This may relieve pain associated with inflamed gums.
Simple toothaches should feel relieved after 1-2 days. If after this time period, your toothache still feels severe or is accompanied by a fever or a headache, it’s wise to give Tower Dental a call. These signs point to underlying issues that may need professional and immediate attention.
Potential causes of severe toothaches could include cavities, infections in the root, broken teeth, damaged fillings, infected gums, and more. For this reason, you should not ignore your toothache. Without attention from a dentist, your toothache could worsen and require intense treatment in the future. Call Tower Dental Associates right away if you suspect your toothache is beyond simple.
When you see one of our doctors for your toothache, he or she will do an examination and possibly x-rays to determine the cause of the problem. From there, he or she will determine the best possible route for treatment.
Find Toothache Relief with Tower Dental
If you suspect that your toothache is anything but ordinary, it’s better to be safe and contact Tower Dental. We want to help you find relief from your tooth pain and take every step to determine if more action is required.
No insurance? No problem. We offer a comprehensive oral examination and a full mouth series of x-rays at your first visit. Call our office at for more information! We’re happy to help.