AUSTIN DENTIST | TEJAS PATEL, DDS
Having a toothache is always an uncomfortable feeling. While very mild toothaches may go away after a day or so, painful or prolonged toothaches should always be taken seriously.
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SYMPTOMS OF A TOOTHACHE
If you’re experiencing a toothache, it could be more than just a painful nuisance. A toothache is generally a symptom of inflammation in the tooth. The most common cause of a toothache is a cavity. However, a toothache can also be a symptom of gum disease or infection.
- Constant sharp or dull pain
- Painful, swollen gums
- Fever or headache
- Pain under pressure from things like chewing
- Bad taste in mouth as a result from infection
MORE ABOUT A TOOTHACHE
Typically, a toothache won’t go away on its own, and its underlying cause must be treated in order to feel relief. If you’re experiencing a toothache, see your Austin dentist as soon as possible.
If you are experiencing a toothache, our dentists at Austin Cosmetic Dentistry will work closely with you to discover the root cause of your toothache. Since the only way to treat a toothache is to treat its cause, it is imperative that the root cause is discovered. Your dentist will then develop a personalized comprehensive treatment plan to ensure that the you receive the high-quality dental care that you deserve.
How to treat a toothache until you can visit your dentist:
- Ibuprofen or Advil
- Don’t stop once you feel relief; you need to consistently reduce the inflammation.
- Keep your head elevated
- If your gums are sore, use a salt rinse