Whether you woke up this morning with a throbbing pain in your tooth or you have experienced a dull ache in a molar for days, it feels terrible. Having a toothache can cause an enormous amount of pain. You would want to find relief as quickly as possible. We get a lot from patients who come in because they are dealing with toothache.
If your tooth pain lasts more than a day or it is very severe, it is recommended you see an emergency dentist right away. A dentist can diagnose the cause of your tooth pain based on a dental examination, or x-rays may be needed to identify the exact nature and location of your tooth pain.
While you wait to see the dentist, you can try over-the-counter painkillers or anti-inflammatory medication if your gums are swollen. Apply a cold compress to your jaw depending on where the toothache is. Sometimes swishing your mouth with saltwater also provides temporary relief. As these can only provide temporary relief, it is important to see a dentist and find out the cause of your tooth pain so the problem doesn't become worse over time.
Do you ever feel nervous about dentist appointments? Rest assured: we cater to nervous and anxious patients in a gentle and considerate manner. Call us now to schedule a free consultation!