Are You Dealing With Tooth Pain?

Are You Dealing With Tooth Pain?

Is your tooth killing you? Find out what’s going on. 

A toothache is probably one of the worst issues to deal with. If you notice a stabbing, aching or throbbing in your tooth then there’s definitely a problem. The difference between toothaches and other aches and pains in the body is that a tooth cannot heal itself. This is why visiting our emergency dentist Dr. Brett Bridgeman here in Plano, TX is your best bet when experiencing a toothache.

What is causing my toothache? 

Toothaches have a variety of causes and it can be difficult to determine the root cause all on your own. This is where having a dentist here in Plano, TX, that you can turn to for a dental emergency like a toothache is going to be crucial to finding out what’s going on and how to best treat it. Common causes of toothaches include,

  • Decay
  • Gum disease
  • A Broken or cracked tooth
  • An Infected tooth
  • Impacted teeth (often occurring with wisdom teeth)
  • An abscess
  • Teeth grinding (known as bruxism)
  • Misaligned teeth

As you can see, some of these problems warrant immediate attention (as is the case with decay or gum disease), while issues such as misaligned teeth or teeth grinding still require medical attention but aren’t as urgent. Therefore, if you aren’t sure whether you should visit a dentist right now or just schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We will ask you questions about your toothache to find out whether you require immediate, same-day care.

How can I soothe my pain? 

Seeing the dentist is going to ensure that you get the underlying cause of your pain addressed and properly treated; however, we also understand that if you wake up in the middle of the night with mind-numbing dental pain that you want some simple solutions to ease discomfort until you can come into the office. Here are some ways to alleviate your pain,

  • Rinse your mouth out with salt water for 30-60 seconds
  • Take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen
  • Apply a cold compress to the side of the face, especially if it’s swollen
  • Apply an over-the-counter topical anesthetic on the gums (e.g. Orajel®)

Dealing with an aching tooth that won’t quit? Everything from a toothache to a damaged restoration requires immediate care from an emergency dentist. Call the team at Bridgeman Dental in Plano, TX, at (972) 424-7581 today to schedule an urgent dental appointment.

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