Toothaches vary from minor to severe, but whatever the intensity, the patient wants to feel better as soon as possible. Dr. Brad at Harken Dental Excellence offers the best in diagnostics and restorative solutions to relieve the pressure, throbbing pain and sensitivity to pressure and temperature of the common toothache. What causes a toothache, and how can your dental team help?
Typical toothaches have various symptoms and many causes, such as:
- Throbbing pain
- Sensitivity to hot or cold beverages or a sharp pain when biting or chewing
- Swelling of the jaw
- Redness and/or a pimple at the gum line
- Drainage that is bad-tasting
- Persistent bad breath
- Toothache first aid
Dr. Harken urges his patients to contact the office as soon as any symptoms arise. The sooner he diagnoses the problem and treats it, the better the person will feel and the better the outcome of any treatment will be.
Dr. Harken examines aching teeth and performs X-rays to determine the type and the extent of the problem. Commonly, the individual has a deep cavity and requires a tooth-colored filling or even a dental crown. If the tooth is infected, root canal therapy removes the diseased inner pulp and seals and crowns the tooth to preserve and strengthen it.
As soon as you notice painful dental symptoms, please contact Harken Dental Excellence right away for advice and a same-day appointment as needed. Dr. Harken and his staff wish all their patients to be comfortable and as healthy as possible.
Call (509) 924-7600 today!