How to Relieve Tooth Pain

Pretty young black woman with her hand to her jaw and a pained expression indicating a toothache

Tooth pain is often an indication that something is amiss with your oral health. Occasionally tooth pain is caused by something harmless that goes away. Sometimes teeth become extra sensitive because of inflamed nasal passages due to seasonal allergies or a head cold. Pain can be caused when food like crusty bread or a chip scratches delicate gums. Food particles that are lodged between teeth can also create sensitivity. You can gently floss the area or use a water flosser to try to dislodge the debris and relieve the discomfort. In most cases however, a toothache is a sign of an underlying problem that needs to be addressed by a dental professional as soon as possible.

Common Causes of Tooth Pain

There are many things that can give you a toothache. Sometimes wisdom teeth that are trying to erupt without adequate room can cause discomfort. Advanced tooth decay or inflamed tooth pulp can also cause pain. Other culprits are gum disease, an abscess, a cracked or damaged tooth, or a filling that needs to be replaced. Signature Smiles can identify the source of the pain and recommend solutions to fix the problem.

Common Fixes for Tooth Pain

Signature Smiles offers numerous solutions to tooth pain. Both our Streetsboro office and our Elyria office offer tooth extractions. We also provide root canal therapy which removes the infected or damaged tooth pulp but saves the tooth. Cracked or damaged teeth can be corrected with dental crowns which are also available in both of our offices. Gum disease is easier to treat when caught in the early stages. Our dentists are gentle and caring and can relieve your pain.

When Tooth Pain Needs Emergency Care

Tooth pain frequently requires attention immediately. If you have an abscess that is filled with pus, have severe pain, or have pain accompanied by a fever, we want to hear from you right away. And even if your toothache doesn’t need same day attention, anything that causes pain needs urgent care. Call Signature Smiles in either Streetsboro or Elyria, OH and we will arrange to take care of the problem. You can alleviate pain and swelling in the meantime with over-the-counter medication and a cold compress to the cheek. We are open now for emergencies and urgent care so don’t wait to address the problem.

Don’t ignore tooth pain! Call our office for instructions.