Toothaches: What to Do About Tooth Pain

A toothache is a common dental emergency. Some toothaches can be resolved after dislodging food from between teeth through brushing, rinsing, or flossing. Other times, a toothache is a sign of an infection or a new cavity. At Dr. George A. Mighion’s dental office in Mishawaka, Indiana we offer emergency dental treatment to patients of record and can help you determine the cause of the toothache as well as deal with that pain as well as the root cause of the issue.

Toothaches can vary in severity and when you have a severe toothache, it can be one of the most excruciating things to endure. Topical analgesics, oral rinses, and over-the-counter pain medication can all help stop a toothache temporarily but there is no substitute for dental care to determine the cause of the toothache as well as to help stop it.

A dental infection is the most common reason for severe toothaches and antibiotics as well as dental work will most likely be needed.

Dr. George A. Mighion, Mishawaka Family Dentist

Prevention is the cornerstone of dental care and Dr. Mighion’s and his Mishawaka dental team strive to catch signs of problems early so that pain can be avoided. Regular dental exams and dental cleanings are the best way to avoid dental pain and emergencies such as toothaches. These things do sometimes happen out of the blue. Check out our dental emergencies page for some practical advice for dealing with a toothache or other dental emergency and see your dentist as soon as possible at any sign of problems with your teeth or your gums.

Book an appointment by calling us at 574.216.4064.