Your Quick Guide to Toothache Relief

Relieving a toothache isn’t always as simple as it seems. Some remedies can offer a temporary reprieve in some cases, but unless you address its root cause, the pain will come back sooner or later. At our Conroe, TX, dental office, we offer permanent toothache relief by thoroughly examining your tooth and oral health to determine its most likely cause. Then, we can customize an appropriate solution to address that cause and restore your tooth to good health.

Why does your tooth ache?

The first thing you must know about your toothache is the reason why it developed in the first place. Like any dental health symptom, the only solution is one custom-designed to address your specific needs, and a toothache can be caused by a wide variety of potential issues. For example, weakened tooth enamel can make your tooth more sensitive. A cavity can make it hurt more severely, and increasingly so as the cavity worsens. Your dentist can determine the exact cause by performing a comprehensive examination of the aching tooth.

Take the edge off the discomfort

In cases of extreme tooth discomfort, seeking immediate relief may be necessary. Before you schedule a visit with your dentist, try non-invasive remedies such as an ice pack or cold compress on the side of your mouth, or your preferred over-the-counter pain reliever. You should also check your tooth for signs of damage, or for bleeding around the tooth. If you do notice bleeding, then rinse your mouth carefully with warm water and staunch the bleeding with clean, moist gauze.

Find relief with help from your dentist

Once you’ve minimized the discomfort, call your dentist and schedule an emergency visit. Not only is professional treatment necessary to relieve the pain, but also to stop the cause of it from growing worse and threatening the rest of your oral health. The sooner you schedule a visit, the less likely you’ll need extensive treatment to restore your tooth.

Call us today if you have a toothache

If you have a toothache, then take these steps to minimize the pain, then make an appointment so your dentist can examine your tooth and determine the best way to relieve it. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling the Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX, today at (936) 441-4600. We also proudly serve patients who live in Houston, The Woodlands, Willis, Montgomery, Magnolia, Huntsville, and all surrounding communities.