Toothache Pain Relief
Persistent Toothache Pain Usually Comes From a Root Canal Infection or Internal Tissue Damage
The key factor in determining the cause and proper treatment for your toothache pain is the persistence of the pain in the moment of pressure (from the act of chewing or biting on food) or temperature changes and the persistence of the pain over time; days, weeks, etc. The longer the persistence of tooth pain the more serious the cause of the pain and the more urgent you should consult a dental office or fill the contact us form below.
Toothache Home Remedies for Pain Relief
Popular toothache remedies include clove oil, peppermint tea bags, salt-water rinses, garlic, and ambesol application. Unfortunately none of these remedies are scientifically proven to provide long term toothache relief. The only way to successfully treat a toothache is to visit your dentist or fill out our form below for more information.
Tooth sensitivity to extreme hot and cold. The Difference between Reversible Pain and Root Canal Pain
If this discomfort lasts only moments, sensitivity to hot and cold foods generally does not signal a serious problem. The sensitivity may be caused by a small decay, a loose filling or by minimal gum recession, that exposes small areas of the root surface.
If the sensitivity is a lingering toothache pain, i.e. it lasts more than thirty seconds, after eating hot or cold foods then this probably means the pulp has been irreversibly damaged by deep decay or physical trauma and the tooth will require root canal treatment. Please visit your dentist or fill out the contact us form for more information.
Root Canal Procedure Relieves Toothache Pain
It is normal to feel some tenderness in the area for a few days after your root canal treatment. Your body must undergo its natural healing process. You may also feel some tenderness in your jaw from keeping it open for an extended period. These symptoms are temporary and usually respond very well to over-the-counter pain medications.
Your tooth may continue to feel slightly different from your other teeth for some time after your root canal treatment has been completed. However, if you have severe pain or pressure that lasts more than a few days, your dentist or endodontist should be contacted or fill out the form below for more information.
Effectiveness of Antibiotics for toothache pain relief or root canal infections
Antibiotics may only temporarily resolve your symptoms. Root canal infections arise within the tooth and antibiotics will not resolve this infection. A more definite form of action must be taken which may include a root canal procedure. Do not delay or hesitate too long with your pain before contacting your local dentist. Or you could fill out the form below for more information. It may be a matter of losing or saving your tooth.