There are many causes of a toothache, and we all get them throughout our lives. In some cases, simply flossing or rinsing the mouth to remove debris can solve the issue, but other cases call for professionals like Dr. Kimmerling or Dr. Aguilera. When you experience a toothache that is not assuaged by thorough rinsing, brushing, and flossing, you should contact your dentist. Kirk Kimmerling DDS and Suzanna Aguilera DMD can help you solve your toothaches in Marietta, GA.
Other Causes: Broken, Fractured, or Displaced Tooth
In most cases, a damaged tooth can be easily repaired if quick action is taken. You can take an over-the-counter anti-pain medication to dull the pain, and then find your way to Dr. Kimmerling and Dr. Aguilera’s dentist chair!
If the tooth has been knocked out, you should first rinse your mouth, and then try to put the tooth back in its socket while waiting to see Dr. Kimmerling or Dr. Aguilera. Then place a cold compress on the cheek nearest the injury to keep the swelling down. If you cannot insert the tooth in the socket, place it in a container of saline solution or your saliva and take it with you to the emergency room or dentist office.
For a broken or cracked tooth, you can rinse the mouth out with warm water, apply a cold compress to the cheek, and take ibuprofen to keep the swelling down.
If the loose or displaced tooth is a child’s primary (baby) tooth, the best way to remove it and solve the toothache is to have them bite down on a hard or tacky substance such as caramel or an apple. This encourages the tooth to easily and swiftly separate from the gum.
We can help you solve your toothaches in Marietta or Kennesaw, so if none of these cases apply to you, visit our office today!