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tooth ache resolution

Tooth Ache: Causes, Remedies and When to See a Dentist

Understanding Tooth Ache

A toothache can be caused by various factors such as cavities, gum disease, an abscess, impacted teeth or a damaged filling. The pain can be mild or severe and may be accompanied by sensitivity to heat, cold, or pressure.

What to do Before Your Appointment:

  • Rinse your mouth: rinse with warm salt water to help clean out any bacteria and reduce inflammation.

  • Pain relief: over the counter pain relievers and non-prescription medication can provide temporary relief.

  • Topical numbing gels: these can be applied directly to the affected area for temporary relief.

  • Avoid certain foods: try to avoid extremely hot or cold foods and drinks which may exacerbate the pain.

Common Causes of Tooth Ache:

  • Tooth decay: decay caused by bacteria eroding the tooth surface can cause discomfort and pain.

  • Gum disease: inflammation of the gum tissue can lead to pain or swelling in the jaw.

  • Impacted teeth: teeth that have not fully emerged from the gums can cause the surrounding tissue to become inflamed and painful.

  • Abscess: an abscess at the root due to infection can result in severe toothache.

  • Damaged fillings: broken or lost feelings can expose a sensitive part of your tooth, causing pain.

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Don't let toothache disrupt your life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our expert team at Queenstown dental is ready to diagnose the cause of your toothache and offer you the right treatment options to alleviate the pain.

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