How a Toothache Can Lead to a Solution

Sep 02, 2016

No one likes it. But pain can be your health ally if you respond to it in a timely way.

Toothaches, for example, can indicate a deeper oral health issue. Your tooth or mouth pain can range from mild irritation to severe, throbbing pain.

Pain is there for a reason

A dental cavity or tooth decay might initially happen under-the-radar. Pain stays hidden for a period of time and then one day it surfaces.

This confirms the necessity of routine dental examinations. Early diagnosis and treatment can reduce your risk of pain caused by a cavity or decay.

Oral bacteria consistently threaten the health of your teeth and gums. They break down your tooth enamel by feeding on the sugars and acids on the surface of your teeth.

Eventually the enamel wears down. This can lead to the dull or progressive ache you feel.

You might have suffered an injury to your teeth or gums. Without an examination or treatment your tooth damage can lead to an abscessed tooth, gum disease, or other problems associated with a chipped or broken tooth.

In-the-meantime relief

Your ultimate relief from a toothache should involve a scheduled appointment in our Roswell dental office. Before your appointment you can achieve some temporary relief.

Rinse your mouth with warm water or gently floss to dislodge any food trapped between your teeth or below your gum line. Also take an over-the-counter pain reliever and avoid hot or cold foods that heighten tooth sensitivity.

Source and solution

Your dental examination will locate the source of your toothache. Once we know the cause your toothache can be properly treated.

It’s important to your comprehensive oral and physical health that you keep your gums and teeth healthy. Again, a toothache or mouth pain is an indication that something potentially unhealthy is occurring.

Daily at-home care that includes brushing and flossing, in-office, routine examinations and teeth cleanings with a dental hygienist two times per year, and following through on recommended treatment will help you avoid future pain and care costs.

Contact your Roswell dentist about your toothache or mouth pain. Schedule a dental examination to determine the cause and the treatment that can provide you relief.

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