Oftentimes, toothaches strike and people let them go ignored for too long before they lead to a more costly or serious problem. Treating a toothache properly from the beginning could be the key to keeping your pain down and your cost of treatment low. That is why, our office here at Morton Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry in Marietta, Georgia, is happy to talk to you about toothaches and how to treat them properly.
Did you know, toothaches can be caused by various things? Having something stuck between your teeth can cause penetrating pain and irritation, as well as untreated cavities, cracked teeth, gum disease, or an infection in your gums or tooth. Understanding the origin of your toothache is always the first step in treating it.
The first thing you should do when a toothache appears is to call your dentist, Dr. Clifford Morton right away. That way, you can get the care and treatment you need to restore your oral health. In the meantime, one thing you can do at home is to brush your teeth and the area afflicted. This will help in case there is something wedged between your gums and tooth causing the pain.
A very cold compress can also work to keep the pain at bay as you await your appointment with the dentist. Once you see your dentist, he will be able to discover the best course of action for your tooth, which could include antibiotics, draining the infected area, or even a root canal if required. If you still have questions or need help with a painful tooth, please call 770-973-0141 today and set up an appointment. Our gentle staff is happy to help your smile and oral health in any way we can.