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If you ever had a toothache, then you know toothaches are no picnics. Avoiding them with proper oral health care habits like brushing and flossing is helpful, but sometimes things happen and toothaches need to be treated. To help you understand how to treat toothaches properly, our team here at Signature Smiles in Bastrop, Texas, is happy to give you some basic information and insight on the proper care of toothaches.

Toothaches can be created and treated in different ways. Having a small seed or something stuck between your teeth can cause agony and irritation, as well as untreated cavities, cracked teeth, gum disease, or an infection in your gums or tooth. Understanding the reason of your toothache is the first step in overcoming it.

The first thing you should do right away at the sign of a toothache is to call your dentist, Dr. . That way you can get the attention you need to restore your oral health and take that pain away. Until then, one thing you can do at home or in the office is to rinse out your teeth and the area afflicted. This will help in case something is stuck between your gums and tooth causing the pain.

A cool compress can also be extremely helpful to keep the pain at bay as you await your appointment with the dentist. Once you see your gentle dentist, he will be able to determine the best course of action for your sore tooth, which could include antibiotics, draining the infected area, or even a root canal for extreme cases. If you still have questions or need help with a throbbing tooth, please call 512-212-9803 today and set up an appointment. Our caring staff is always here to help your smile in any way we can.