5 Ways to Get Toothache Relief

Dental pain isn’t something to be celebrated. So we won’t do that on National Toothache Day on February 9. But we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of all the ways we can provide toothache relief for you.

First, if you’re in discomfort, we’ll always do our best to offer you a same-day appointment. If you call after hours, you’ll still be able to leave a message that will be routed to a doctor.  Call (623) 288 3819 for Glendale, AZ orl (602) 693 1337 to see us in Phoenix.

We’ll offer guidance on what you can do to feel better until you’re able to see us. Two good suggestions: apply cold compresses and take over-the-counter pain medication. Ibuprofen is often a great choice for the meds, as it is an anti-inflammatory. 

At our office, your dentist can:

  • Fix Cavities – We use tooth-colored composite rather than metal for dental fillings. Since the color matches your teeth, they blend in easily with your smile. For larger cavities, your dentist may use a dental crown. At most practices, you’ll wait at least a week for an outside lab to make your crown. In the meantime, you’ll have to wear a temporary. With our CEREC system, you can get a crown in just one visit. 
  • Mend Cracked or Broken Teeth – A crown is the usual method for repairing breaks or cracks. See us ASAP for these problems. If this damage isn’t fixed promptly, bacteria can get inside your tooth and cause an infection. 
  • Remove Infection – With a root canal, our dentist can remove infected pulp from your tooth’s interior to stop toothache pain and protect you from tooth loss. You needn’t be nervous about this procedure. We’ll thoroughly numb your tooth, and you can also receive dental sedation if you’d like. 
  • Extract Badly Damaged Teeth – In some cases, the simplest and best way to stop a toothache is removing a problematic tooth. If this is necessary, we’ll use a gentle touch. 
  • Stop Teeth Grinding – If you grind your teeth, it can cause pain in your jaw and face. It’s common to mistake this for a toothache. This habit can also cause headaches and damage your teeth. Fortunately, your dentist can provide you with a custom mouthguard that stops grinding. You’ll typically wear it overnight, when most grinding occurs. 

Need toothache relief? Call Desert Palm Dentistry today at (623) 288 3819 (Glendale) or (602) 693 1337 (Phoenix)