Tooth pain comes in many forms:
- Sharp pain in your face and mouth
- Dull throbbing in your mouth, face, jaw, or ears
- Pain aggravated by chewing, cold, or heat
- Discomfort or bleeding when brushing or flossing
Whatever you’re feeling, don’t ignore it. You may notice the pain temporarily subside This isn’t a sign that things are improving. Most toothaches do not resolve on their own. It’s likely your pain will return — only much worse than before.
Get in touch with our office today and let’s see what’s going on. We’re here to help.
What Causes Tooth Pain?
You may or may not be able to tell what’s causing the discomfort in your mouth. There’s only one way to know for sure — talking to a dentist.
At Damonte Ranch Dental Care, we take the time to give you an accurate diagnosis. By understanding the root of your pain, we’ll be better equipped to find the best treatment.
Every diagnosis we make is backed by a thorough examination, including X-rays. We’ll take a look at whether the pain is originating in a single tooth, multiple teeth, from your gums, or from your jaw bone or joint.
Your toothache may be triggered by:
Impacted wisdom teeth
Have a Toothache? Call Your Dentist, Then Try This:
- Gargle with a warm saltwater rinse
- Try clove oil to provide temporary relief
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever
- Brush and floss gently
Is Your Toothache an Emergency?
If your pain is accompanied by redness, swelling, or fever, it might be a sign that there’s an infection that needs to be treated right away. Call us immediately at (775) 329-8886.
How to Stop a Toothache
Treating tooth pain is dependent on the cause. For example, a cavity may require a filling, crown, or root canal. Gum disease may be treated with deep cleanings or a Perio Protect treatment. Or maybe your pain is the result of an impacted wisdom tooth that needs to be removed.
Whatever treatment you need, Dr. Waring and our team offer high-tech treatment options and a gentle touch to ensure you receive the very best care.
We’re committed to relieving your pain and helping you smile again.