Toothache? Here is What You Should Do

August 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — PEte Boyd @ 4:56 pm
Save your emergency dentist in Fort Lauderdale’s phone number for helpful advice during a dental emergency.

Toothaches are a fairly common occurrence that can be caused by a number of different factors. They are often the sign of oral health issues that should be addressed promptly before they get worse.

That means going to see a dentist. Do not be like the British woman who reportedly tried to remove her own tooth with a pair of pliers. Let an experienced dental professional help.

At Pearl White Dentistry, we have been brightening smiles in Fort Lauderdale and across South Florida for more than a decade. We provide a wide range of services, from regular checkups and cleanings to cosmetic work and emergency response.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency in South Florida, call Pearl White at (954) 491-8812. The sooner you call, the sooner we can help you address the emergency and restore your smile.

Common Causes of Toothaches

Most people have experienced at least minor tooth pain or discomfort at some point. If the pain is severe or does not subside, it is vital to seek treatment from a dentist.

Some of the most common causes of tooth pain include:

  • Tooth decay
  • Chipped or broken tooth
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Gum disease or infection
  • Teeth grinding

In addition to sharp and persistent pain, toothaches may also come with swelling around the tooth and gums, a headache or fever, and foul odors from the site of the pain.

Is it an Emergency?

It is important to consult a dentist for any tooth pain that does not immediately subside. There are also some steps you can take at home to temporarily treat the pain.

Rinse your mouth out with warm salt water to remove any debris and treat inflammation. Take over-the-counter medication for the pain and apply a cold compress to the area where you are experiencing pain. 

If your mouth is bleeding, the first step is to try to stop the bleeding. After rinsing, apply pressure to the bleeding site. Go to an emergency room if the bleeding does not stop or significantly slow in about 10 minutes. If the bleeding stops, apply a cold compress to the area to keep swelling down and contact an emergency dentist.

Make an Appointment with a Fort Lauderdale Dentist Today

If you are experiencing tooth pain, due for a checkup, or want to explore options for improving your smile, Fort Lauderdale dentist Natalia Benda-Celenski and her team at Pearl White Dentistry can help.

Whether you need a routine cleaning, are considering Invisalign to address crowded teeth or are thinking about teeth whitening solutions, we will take the time to understand your situation and walk you through your options. We are experienced dental professionals who work with a wide range of insurance plans. We are also happy to assist with patient financing. Contact us online, call us at (954) 491-8812, or email us at to schedule an appointment with a Fort Lauderdale dentist.

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