Of course the obvious answer on how to stop tooth pain or problems is to go to a dentist. Regular dental visits support your overall health and are designed as preventative care for your oral health.
When To See a Dentist As Soon As Possible?
- You’ve got a loose tooth
- Your toothache is severe
- You’ve got a dental abscess
- You have lost a filling
- You have pain, sores, swelling in your mouth or jaw
Toothaches can come in all shapes, sizes, and degrees of pain. It can be the result of an accident, infection or unknown cause. Most dentist keep appointments open for emergency cases so you can get relief as quickly as possible. Leaving your aches and pains to wait another day can sometimes lead to a bigger dental problem later on. Your body is all connected, making it difficult to pinpoint the actual cause behind your toothache pain. Proper diagnosis from a dentist is the surest way you’ll find immediate toothache relief, and potentially prevent yourself from running into a larger issue.
Best Way To Stop Tooth Pain Before It Starts
Prevention is always better than treatment. See your dentist twice a year.
Preventative Dental Care Can Prevent…
- Plaque build-up which leads to cavities
- Gingivitis before it progresses
- Early identification of dental problems may help minimize treatment and cost
- Enables your dentist to do a full exam of your mouth, jaw, neck, etc. to identify any related problems
- Provides an opportunity to discuss cosmetic issues and general dental topics
- Addresses any concerns including bite, teeth grinding, and tooth sensitivity
If you experience tooth pain in between your regular visits just know that is not normal. Contact your dentist to determine if you should be seen.
Best Dental Care Practices
- Don’t go to bed without brushing your teeth
- Floss daily
- Rinse with alcohol -free mouthwash daily
- Chew sugar free gum after meals when you can’t brush
- Drink more water
See your dentist twice a year. Your own everyday habits are crucial to your overall oral health. Still, even the most dutiful brushers and flossers need to see a dentist regularly. At minimum, you should see your dentist for cleanings and checkups twice a year. Not only can a dentist remove calculus and look for cavities but they will also be able to spot potential issues and offer treatment solutions.
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About Tri-State Family Dentistry
Tri-State Family Dentistry is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care possible. Being privately owned since 2009, we don’t experience the corporate pressure that other dental practices have to hit certain revenue numbers. You will never be ‘sold’ dentistry at Tri-State Family Dentistry. After we explain your treatment options, you can make your own decisions.