Toothache

Emergency Toothache Service

ToothacheAnyone with a toothache simply wants the pain to go away as soon as possible, making this problem a common form of emergency dentistry. Toothache is generated by a number of sources, so diagnosing it accurately is important. That’s why our Placerville dentists get the full details on the pain. Is it a sharp or dull pain? On what side of your face do you feel the pain the most? Is it a constant pain? Does pressure or temperature affect it? These questions help pinpoint the cause.

Toothache and other forms of dental pain may be caused by any of the following factors, as well as others:

  • Tooth fracture
  • A damaged filling
  • Tooth decay
  • Abscessed teeth
  • Gum disease (periodontitis)
  • Sinus infection
  • Allergic reaction
  • Grinding teeth (bruxism)

Just as an auto mechanic uses questions and diagnostic equipment to determine the cause of car trouble, your dentist at the Placerville Dental Group uses x-rays, questions and tests to diagnose the cause of your toothache.

Dealing with Toothache

The Placerville Dental Group provides emergency dental care for toothaches. But if you can’t get to us right away, there are some remedies that may assist with managing the pain until you reach your appointment.

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water.
  • Use dental floss to dislodge particles between your teeth and along your gumline.
  • Press a cold compress against your cheek on the same side as your pain.
  • Gently brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth.
  • Use over-the-counter pain relievers as directed to temporarily manage the pain.

These temporary measures will not take the pain away completely, nor will they last for long. They will help keep you sane until the dentist can see you.

If Your Toothache Goes Away

If you experience toothache and it goes away, you should still see a dentist! It could be that the nerves causing the pain have died due to infection or damage, while the problem continues. Therefore, if you feel any intense or prolonged tooth pain, whether it goes away or not, contact the Placerville Dental Group. We stand ready to assist you with essential emergency dental care to alleviate your toothache.
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