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ToothachePrevent the need for a root canal by seeing your Waukesha dentist right away for treatment.

A toothache is nothing to shrug off. There is a reason that you are experiencing dental pain and unfortunately many of the causes won’t go away on their own. Ignoring your pain will only make the issue worse. Prevent invasive or time-consuming treatments and save yourself money by seeing your Waukesha dentists Drs. Karen and Joel Jahimiak at the first signs of a problem.

What can cause a toothache?

There are many reasons why you may be experiencing a toothache and you probably won’t know what’s causing it unless you see your Waukesha dentist. Here are some common causes:

  • Cavities
  • Infection
  • Trauma or injury
  • Abscess
  • Gum disease

What should I do if I have a toothache?

You may think that you want to wait it out and see if the pain goes away on its own, but unfortunately most toothaches won’t disappear without proper treatment. In fact, they will only worsen if you wait around. If you want to protect the health of your smile, see your Waukesha dentist right away!

No one wants to deal with exhaustive and aggressive procedures, or serious complications like tooth loss. Before your issues progress to the point where a tooth extraction is the only viable option, come into our office. A toothache is considered a dental emergency, so act fast. Both you and your wallet will be glad you did!

How do I ease symptoms in the meantime?

If you’re scheduled to see your Waukesha dentist but you still need to alleviate your symptoms until you get into our office, here are some hints for easing your discomfort:

Over-the-counter medications: Sure, these aren’t the strongest medications around, but OTC pain relievers and anti-inflammatories can temporarily relieve your pain and swelling until you get treatment.

Ice: Don’t forget the power of an ice pack. If you are experiencing swelling, apply a towel-wrapped ice pack to the affected side for about 10 to 20 minutes at a time.

Salt water rinse: If you aren’t interested in taking medication, this can also help to reduce pain and swelling. Place ½ to ¾ tsp of salt in an 8-ounce cup of water and rinse for about a minute. You may also want to consider lukewarm water, which can be more soothing than ice cold water on an aching tooth.

Don’t delay! If you have tooth pain or other dental symptoms, then it’s time to call Complete Family Dentistry in Waukesha, WI.

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