Stubborn toothaches can be a pain and ultimately a warning sign something in your oral health needs attention. Toothaches have many reasons to attack your smile. When it comes to overcoming a toothache, consider the reason behind it. Dr. Marco Gutierrez here at Royal Dental Care in Newberg, Oregon, is happy to go over toothaches with you, so you can understand them better to seek the help and treatment you need.
To understand a toothache, it is imperative to understand that there are many different things can cause toothaches. Causes can include things like a severe fall that cracked a tooth, eating tough or hard foods that caused a chipped a tooth or a cavity that has developed deep near the root of your tooth. The number one cause of a toothache is an abscessed tooth, which is an infection that exists deep inside your tooth often caused by cavities. When bacteria enters your tooth through a cavity or a crack in your existing tooth, it can hit the nerves in your tooth causing intense discomfort.
With toothaches, the first step to healing a toothache begins with visiting your dentist. Our dental team is ready to assist with your toothaches and help you find the specific source of the problem. If you are struggling with an abscessed tooth, depending on the growth of the infection antibiotics might be needed. There are times when a deep cleaning of the tooth and all surrounding teeth might be required, or a root canal treatment can help too.
Flossing may also be a good idea when you feel a toothache. This is in case the source of the pain is caused by something small like a seed stuck in between your teeth. If you are suffering from a toothache and need help, please reach out to our dental team and give us a call at 503-554-6714 so we can help you in any way we can.