Temporary Pain Relief for Toothaches, Part 1Whether they take place in children or adults, toothaches are often very painful and can be signs of several different oral issues. If left untreated, they can lead to even more significant problems in many cases. At the offices of Scott W. Grant, DMD Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re always available to handle emergency dental care needs like sudden toothaches. And whether it’s just for the ride over to our offices or while you or another toothache sufferer waits for transportation, we can also offer some basic tips on relieving what can be very strong pain temporarily until our dentist can see you. In this two-part blog, we’ll go over several of these – starting with the symptoms that signal a toothache.
- Sharp pain in the tooth, almost as if someone is stabbing the area with something sharp.
- Possible throbbing, often mirroring your heartbeat.
- Irritated gums and inflammation around the tooth area.
- General mouth pain that can’t be easily defined.