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Listening to your body’s warning signs can mean the difference between a lifetime of good health and years of chronic conditions. This is especially true for toothaches and oral pain. When you experience these pain types, your body is often trying to tell you something - and that often means you may need to make a trip to our South San Jose dentist’s office.
Tooth pain can come from multiple sources, but is generally considered a sign that a nerve or nerves are irritated in your mouth. You may notice this pain when chewing your food. The pain may accompany bleeding, temperature sensitivity, fever or swelling.
Common causes of a toothache can include dental cavities, infection, impacted wisdom tooth or injury to your mouth. Rarely, a toothache is not actually due to a tooth-related pain at all. Conditions such as sinusitis or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) can cause tooth pain as well.
You can relieve or lessen some tooth pain through at-home care, such as rinsing your mouth with warm water. You also can apply a cold compress to your cheek to relieve oral pain or take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Some “don’ts” when caring for your teeth are to refrain from applying aspirin or a painkiller directly to the gum. This can burn your gum tissue.
If you experience oral pain or a toothache that does not go away after two days or does not feel better, even after taking over-the-counter pain relievers, call our dentist’s office in South San Jose. These are all signs that you need professional dental attention.
Waiting longer or trying to ignore tooth pain or oral pain is not only uncomfortable, it also can worsen your condition. If you are experiencing a tooth infection, the bacteria responsible for the infection can spread.
If you have tooth pain, don’t delay - call The Dental Dimensions, a dentist practice in South San Jose at (408) 225-6815.
A severe toothache can be difficult to bear, often times preventing you from participating in your daily activities or keeping you up through the night. The severity of a toothache can range from chronic and mild to sharp and excruciating. It's common for the pain to be aggravated by chewing, or sensitive to foods and beverages which are hot and cold.
When tooth pain comes your way, you'll want to know what steps you can take to alleviate the pain until you can see your dentist. The following tips from Dental Dimensions may provide temporary relief, but it's always best to contact our San Jose office for any dental problems, including a toothache. Numbing the pain is never a good substitute for professional dental care.
Here are a few simple remedies to cope with the pain until you can see your dentist.
- Schedule an appointment with our San Jose office. Putting off treatment for tooth pain can lead to more serious dental problems.
- Take over-the-counter pain medications to reduce the pain and swelling, but never place the medication directly on the affected tooth. Always consult with your dentist or physician first.
- Apply a cold compress to the side of your cheek.
- Floss to remove particles that may be lodged between your teeth causing the pain.
- Elevate your head to reduce the pressure on the affected tooth.
- Rinse with a mixture of salt and water to remove any food particles or debris that may be irritating your tooth.
- Avoid foods that intensify the pain, such as foods with extreme temperature or foods that are hard to chew.
- Take care of your teeth by brushing and flossing regularly, and visit your dentist for routine check ups. This is the best way to avoid dental pain and keep your teeth healthy.
While it's possible to manage tooth pain, you should seek professional care from our San Jose office whenever you experience dental pain or unusual symptoms. In most instances, a toothache is caused by a dental problem, such as a cavity, a fractured tooth, or an infection. A thorough oral examination from Dental Dimensions can help determine the cause. Based on the problem, we can administer the appropriate treatment to ease your pain.