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Treating a toothache is something most people are unsure how to do properly. For example, did you know if you ignore a toothache without proper treatment, you could be putting yourself at risk for more pain and costly situations down the road? Well, it’s true! Having a toothache treated properly can make a huge difference in your oral health. That is why, our team here at T.F. Chen DDS in Glendale, California, is happy to talk to you about how to treat a toothache.

Toothaches are caused in so many ways. Having something stuck between your teeth can cause pain and irritation, as well as untreated cavities, injuries, cracked teeth, gum disease, or an infection in your gums or tooth. Understanding the reasons behind your toothache is always the first step in treating it.

The very first thing you should do at the sign of a toothache is to call your dentist, Dr. T.F. Chen as soon as possible. That way you can get the appropriate treatment you need to restore your oral health completely. In the meantime, one thing you can do at home is to clean out your teeth and the area causing your discomfort. This will help in case something is stuck or wedged between your gums and tooth causing the aching pain.

A cool compress is another helpful tooth you can use help keep the pain at bay as you await your consultation with the dentist. After you see your dentist, he will be able to determine the best course of action for your tooth, which could include antibiotics, draining the infected area, or even a root canal if needed. If you still have questions or need help with a sensitive tooth, please call 818-502-1991 today and set up an appointment. Our friendly staff is prepared and trained to help your smile in any way we can.