Treatments for Toothaches and Tooth Pain in Miami
Tooth pain can range from mild to excruciating. Don’t wait until the pain becomes unbearable to find out the cause of your dental pain. Even moderate tooth pain can signal an underlying dental condition.
CG Smile offers treatments for those experiencing tooth pain in Miami. If you are experiencing pain, don’t hesitate; call for an appointment today.
What Causes Toothaches?
All types of tooth pain have one thing in common: a nerve is reacting to a change in pressure, typically from inflammation. Toothaches can come about from infection, dental trauma, or the nerve becoming exposed due to tooth decay or fracture.
Since nerves are part of a larger, interconnected network, what sometimes appears to be tooth pain may even be originating in the joint of the jawbone, or elsewhere in the body.
When to Seek Help for a Toothache
When in doubt, it is always best to schedule a visit with your dentist if you are experiencing dental pain. Here are some instances of when you should definitely schedule an appointment to have tooth pain diagnosed and treated:
- Swelling, puss discharge, or foul taste. These symptoms could indicate an infection that should be treated by a dental professional.
- Over-the-counter pain relievers do not help. If tooth pain is disrupting your daily life, a visit with your dentist can help relieve the pain.
- Pain suddenly appears days after a tooth extraction. Sometimes, the blood clot that helps heal the extraction site can become dislodged. This can lead to a painful condition known as "dry socket syndrome" (alveolar osteitis). This is a serious condition that should be treated by a dentist as soon as possible.
- Facial swelling or gum inflammation. If you have pain in a tooth and/or jawbone that is also accompanied by swelling, you should visit with your dentist as this could indicate the presence of an infection.
- Fever. If your dental pain is accompanied by a fever, this could indicate the presence of an infection or abscess requiring medical help.
Find Toothache Relief Until You Can Visit the Dentist
Can’t make it in to see your dentist for a few days? Here are a few ways you can find some relief from tooth pain until your appointment:
- Get toothache relief. To help relieve the symptoms of a toothache, some recommended pain relievers include ibuprofen (Advil®) and acetaminophen (Tylenol®). You do not need to chew the medication in order for it to be effective. You might also want to avoid hot and cold foods and drinks as these can exacerbate the pain.
- Jawbone pain relief. If the pain is located in the jawbone or joint of the jaw (temporomandibular joint), then acetaminophen and ibuprofen can be helpful in reducing the pain and swelling. Pain from TMJ disorder is most apparent when chewing or yawning. If the jaw pain results from trauma, a cold compress can also help reduce the swelling.
Don’t wait for tooth pain to worsen — contact CG Smile and get relief from tooth pain today!
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