What Might Be Causing Your Tooth to Hurt

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No one likes a toothache and for good reason. The pain that arises is difficult to ignore and can interfere with your day to day function. Dr. Bart Deering and our team would like to help you find the relief you deserve, so let’s take a look at what might be causing your tooth to hurt.

One possible cause for a toothache is when food particles become lodged between the teeth. This is the easiest pain to relieve, as you can carefully brush and floss to remove this debris. You can also help to loosen the obstruction by rinsing well.

A common culprit for tooth pain is damaged dental work or an infection. If a dental crown or dental bridge has been damaged, or you have a loose filling, the pressure on the tooth can result in discomfort. If your tooth is infected (also known as an abscess), you will feel pain. These kinds of dental emergencies necessitate a visit with Dr. Bart Deering to help resolve the issue and bring relief.

Unfortunately, tooth decay can also cause a toothache. This is why you should see your dentist as soon as possible for treatment if you have a cavity. You may have a cavity if a toothache persists even after you have tried brushing, flossing and rinsing thoroughly. If you have tried swishing your mouth with salt water and still find no relief, please come in and find out if you have decay that needs to be treated.

If you find yourself with a toothache that isn’t going away, we encourage you to give our Bart Deering DDS team a call to schedule an appointment. You can reach us at 972-271-4545 today.  We are here to help you have the pain-free smile you deserve!