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If a toothache strikes, are you prepared on how to handle it? If not, you are not alone. Thousands of people suffer from toothaches each day and still have no idea how to handle it early until the pain becomes too intense or costly to endure. That is why, our team here at Bright Smiles Dental in Casselberry, Florida, is happy to talk to you about what to do if you have a toothache.

Toothaches are caused by many different sources. Having something stuck between your tooth and gums can cause pain and irritation, as well as untreated cavities, cracked teeth, gum disease, or an infection in your gums or tooth. However, understanding the cause of your toothache is the first step in treating it.

The first thing you should do at the sign of a throbbing or a tender toothache is to call your dentist, Dr. Timothy B. Chatterley right away. That way you can get the proper care and treatment you need to restore your pain-free smile. In the meantime, one thing you can do at home is to clean out your teeth and the area afflicted with a rinse. This might help in case something is stuck between your gums and tooth causing the pain.

A cool compress can also help keep the pain at a lower level as you await your appointment with the dentist. Once you see your dentist, he will be able to determine the best treatment for your tooth, which could include antibiotics, draining the infected area, or even a root canal if needed. If you still have questions or would like to learn more and need help with an aching tooth, please call 407-628-1066 today and set up an appointment. Our friendly team is trained to help your smile in any way we can.