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Emergency Toothaches – Plano, TX

What You Need to Know About Toothaches

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At Parkway Vista Dental, Dr. Bita Kamali and the rest of our team are committed to keeping patients as happy and healthy as possible. While the risks of toothaches can be minimized with proper oral healthcare, sometimes they are unavoidable. That’s why we want to include some important information for patients to keep in mind about toothaches. Keep reading to learn more about what’s causing your dental pain and what you can do next!

Different Types of Toothaches

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So how do you really know if you’re having a toothache? There are different types, but most actually develop over time even though they seem to occur suddenly. Toothaches may show up with the following symptoms:

  • Sharp tooth sensitivity
  • Sharp “jabbing” pains
  • Extreme throbbing pain
  • Nagging or dull toothache
  • Pain at the back of your jaw
  • Discomfort when eating

Common Causes for Toothaches

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While there are various types of toothaches, they are all typically caused by poor dental hygiene. When plaque and bacteria interact with sugars in your mouth, it creates acids that eat away at your enamel. If the inner, more sensitive portion of your tooth becomes exposed, it can cause an aching sensitivity or pain. In some cases, this can turn into an infection, which can spread to other parts of the tooth and the mouth. That’s why it’s important to contact our office right away for treatment if you notice a toothache instead of prolonging your visit.

What Do You Do Next If You Have a Toothache?

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If you notice that you’re having a toothache, the first step you should take, no matter what type of pain you’re experiencing, is flossing and rinsing your mouth. Sometimes, your toothache could just be a pesky piece of irritating food debris stuck between your teeth. If you’ve flossed and rinsed and are still experiencing pain, contact our office right away. You may need root canal therapy to remove the damaged or infected tissue without having to extract your tooth. In more mild cases, you may just need a simple filling. For any situation, Dr. Kamali and the rest of our team are ready to help with exceptional emergency dentistry.

Do you have any questions or are you experiencing discomfort in your smile? Contact our office today to get out of pain.