Have you been experiencing a toothache lately? Even if your teeth are healthy, you’re still susceptible to both occasional and frequent toothaches. The dental practice Paulette Arana, DDS is committed to helping men and women living in or around Upper Kirby, Houston treat and prevent toothaches. Contact Dr. Paulette Arana today to learn more about your treatment options.
Your teeth have an intricate web of living tissue with arteries, veins, and nerves. They’re responsible for your sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures and pressure. Unfortunately, this tissue can get infected. Your teeth respond to a bacterial infection with inflammation, causing a toothache along the way.
Some of the leading causes of a toothache include:
A toothache can resemble other medical conditions, and like any medical condition, it can bring other symptoms. Contact Dr. Arana immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:
You should get in touch with Dr. Arana if:
Dr. Arana is committed to providing same-day relief for people in pain from a toothache. Since the causes can be multifold, she might recommend any of the following treatment options:
If the toothache stems from an infection of the tooth’s nerve, the best course is to immediately book an appointment for a root canal treatment to limit pain and extract the damaged nerve.
Cavities can lead to a toothache. Dr. Arana can quickly identify which tooth has a cavity and insert a filling to stop the pain from spreading.
Dr. Arana might prescribe antibiotics if you have a fever or a swollen jaw because of your toothache.
Dr. Arana can also recommend some at-home remedies to alleviate the pain and some of the symptoms, such as:
Toothaches can be prevented by following a healthy oral hygiene regimen. This includes:
Toothaches can be extremely debilitating. Don’t wait for the symptoms to get worse. Contact Paulette Arana, DDS via phone or online to book an appointment.