If you’re experiencing toothache pain or discomfort, we’re here to help! Our goal at Dr. Lance Savoie Family Dental is to maximize your comfort and promote the utmost quality dental health. Dr. Savoie has offered comprehensive dental care for families throughout Acadiana for more than 15 years. We’d be glad to warmly welcome you to our dental family, so we hope you’ll contact us soon to set up an appointment.
Some Signs Which May Indicate You Need Treatment
A Toothache Can Mean More Than Just Minor Discomfort. If you’re experiencing any toothache symptoms, please don’t wait. Contact us as soon as possible. We’d look forward to relieving your discomfort and restoring your teeth to optimal health.
You should never ignore a toothache. You should seek treatment as soon as possible, especially if you’re experiencing:
- Toothache that is persistent, acute, severe, or throbbing.
- Swelling or soreness around the tooth or in the gums.
- Pan from putting pressure on your teeth.
- Pain or tightness in the chest.
- Pain when opening your mouth, speaking, or eating.
- Bleeding from a tooth or gum.
If in doubt, reach out. We’d be happy to answer any of your questions, and if you need treatment, we’ll get you scheduled for an appointment as soon as we can.
What Causes My Toothache?
Many things can bring on a toothache. Some of the most common causes of toothaches are:
- Tooth decay.
- A tooth with an abscess or infection
- Tooth cracks or breaks.
- Fillings that have been chipped or broken.
- Improper tooth grinding or chewing incorrectly
- Gum disease
- Food or plaque between the teeth
- Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages
- A piece of food or something stuck between your tooth
How Can I Relieve My Toothache?
The following techniques can help you manage pain until you receive the necessary treatment. If we can answer any questions about these tips, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
- Rinse with warm saltwater.
- Rinse with an antiseptic mouth wash.
- Take a pain reliever such as ibuprofen, as prescribed by your doctor.
- Apply a hot and cold compress to the affected area.
- Keep your head elevated, especially at night when you’re sleeping.
- Clean and treat the teeth and gums around the painful area.
- Gently floss around the affected area to clean.
How Will My Toothache Be Treated?
Depending on your condition, there are various ways we might treat your tooth pain. Sometimes tooth pain can be corrected by simple measures, such as cleaning and reducing inflammation. Sometimes we’ll find that there is simply something stuck between your teeth, for example, a piece of a popcorn kernel. Once we remove the foreign object, your tooth and its surrounding gums should start to heal and feel better soon.
If tooth decay causes your pain, we might treat it with a filling. If you have advanced decay or damage from trauma, a root canal might be the best treatment. A root canal can treat an infected tooth’s interior. Root canal therapy removes the damaged internal tooth pulp, which includes its blood vessels and nerves, so you will no longer feel pain in that tooth. We then disinfect the tooth interior, reshape it, and harden it to enhance durability.
If a tooth is beyond treatment, we may extract it. We can do this while maximizing comfort with an anesthetic. After extraction, we can replace the missing tooth with dental devices, including dentures, implants, and bridges.
We Specialize in Your Health and Relief
No matter how well you take care of your teeth, a toothache could be possible at any time. We hope you don’t have to experience a toothache, but we can help if you do. We’ve been doing this for quite some time and know exactly what we’re doing.
Let’s take a thorough look at the issue. We can help you get rid of the toothache and prevent another from coming back.