What qualifies as a toothache? This term refers to any pain in and around your teeth and jaw. It might come and go or be a constant ache. It might be dull or sharp. You’ll probably find that your teeth are extra sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks. You may feel tenderness close to the infected tooth.
It can sometimes be difficult to determine the source of the pain. When a lower molar is affected, you may feel ear pain. When you feel pain in your sinuses, it may be the result of a tooth in your upper arch.
If you have had a toothache for more than 24 hours, the first thing you should do is contact Aesthetics & Essentials Dental Group and get some advice. We may need to set up an appointment with you to meet with our dentist, Dr. Golgoun Habibi to determine the best course of treatment.
The type of treatment that is best will depend upon the source of the pain. You may be experiencing tooth decay and will need a dental filling or crown. The pulp in your tooth may have been infected, leading to a root canal. You may have sustained a microscopic crack in your tooth that will need to be repaired, or it may be an effect of gum disease or a TMJ disorder, which each have many options for treatment.
While you are waiting for an appointment with a professional, there are things you can do at home to alleviate your symptoms. Try gargling salt water occasionally or holding a cold compress to the side of your teeth.
If you have a toothache, you can call us in Mountain View, California at 650-623-0003. We will offer the professional relief and treatment that you need as soon as possible.