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Toothache Causes and Pain Relief Treatments

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Toothaches are awful, painful and will prevent you from enjoying your day because of how much it hurts. Normally, toothaches are caused because of problems with your teeth or your jaw and in both cases, the situation is not only uncomfortable but unbearable as well.

The pain varies from person to person and depending on the situation can either be annoying or unbelievably painful and should be looked at immediately by a dentist to fix the problem. Depending on what your dentist sees, you may require an oral surgery or you may simply have to step up and improve your oral health care routine.

There are several reasons why you could be experiencing tooth pain, including tooth damage, tooth decay and gum disease. If a tooth is damaged in any way, even a small chip, it can cause tooth pain. A damaged filling or broken crown can also cause tooth pain, so it’s important to make an appointment with your dentist if you see the damage of any kind. If you feel that your gums are swollen or you notice redness, you need to contact your dentist because if you don’t treat this issue, you will not only experience pain but may develop gum disease as well. Tooth decay can lead to excruciating pain. Your dentist can help with this and ensure your teeth are in good shape so that your mouth is comfortable and you’re not suffering from any pain.

Not all tooth pain is directly related to your teeth. If you notice that your teeth are fine but you are still experiencing pain, it can be from a sinus infection or because of a vitamin deficiency.

The first place to start if you want to prevent tooth pain is by practicing good oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing are extremely important and will help your gums, teeth and mouth to remain strong and healthy. If your pain is severe and you think it’s something more serious, you need to see a professional dentist who can get to the root of the problem and fix the issue through a crown, filling or root canal. They have the knowledge, skills and tools to spot the problem and apply the right solution, whether it’s removing plaque buildup or removing decayed tissue from a tooth.

If you ever feel the slightest bit of pain or notice a chipped or broken tooth, you need to see a dentist right away. Regular visits with Forest Hill Family Dental will prevent toothaches and keep your teeth healthy and clean! They can help with dentures, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and so much more. If you need a dentist in the Kitchener or Waterloo area, contact them today!