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Toothache Relief

With nearly 40% or more of adults experiencing some kind of tooth pain every year, chances are you, too, have at some point experienced the dull throbbing, sharp pain, or general discomfort of a toothache. When tooth pain persists, it can affect everything from your diet to your productivity and even your mood. 

Don’t let tooth pain keep you from doing–or eating–the things you love. Schedule an appointment at a Monarch Dental near you to find out what’s causing your toothache. Only a dentist can determine the source of your tooth pain and provide the appropriate treatment recommendation to help you avoid bigger problems in the future, so don’t wait–call us today!

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What are the common causes of toothaches?

Toothaches are typical symptoms of larger dental health issues that manifest in pain and inflammation and can be hard to deal with, especially over the long term.

Here are some of the most common reasons people develop tooth pain:

  • Cavities, tiny holes in the teeth that can cause infection or tooth decay.
  • Dental abscesses, small pockets of pus inside a tooth’s teeth root or gums.
  • Symptoms of gum disease
  • Injury as a result of impact or trauma
  • Teeth crowding or wisdom teeth eruption
  • Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding and clenching your teeth
  • Problems in your bite or the structure of your mouth 

How can I manage a toothache at home?

While you’ll need to visit a dentist to determine the specific cause of your tooth pain and receive the right treatment, there are some things you can do at home to help manage the discomfort until you can make it to your appointment, such as:

  • Rinsing your mouth with salt water – Rinsing your mouth with salt water can help reduce inflammation and keep the area of your toothache clean.
  • Over-the-counter pain medication – Over-the-counter pain medication, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen (Tylenol), naproxen, or aspirin, can help minimize discomfort and reduce inflammation so you can go about your daily routine with less pain. However, not all of these medications are right for everyone, so be sure to consult your doctor or dentist before taking anything for pain.
  • Cold compress or ice – Applying a cold compress, ice wrapped in a towel, or simply placing an ice cube near the source of the toothache can reduce swelling and temporarily minimize pain.

How can I prevent a toothache?

While toothaches can develop even with the best oral care, maintaining good dental hygiene is the best way to prevent one and reduce your chances of experiencing tooth pain in the first place.

Here are some things you can do to help minimize your risk of toothache:

  • Brush and floss your teeth twice a day, ideally after every meal.
  • Avoid hard candy, crunching ice, and hard-to-eat foods.
  • Wear a mouthguard, especially if you play contact sports.
  • Don’t use your teeth to open or break things.
  • See a dentist twice a year.

Find Toothache Relief at Monarch Dental

Don’t spend another day with tooth pain. Schedule an appointment at a Monarch Dental office near you. We offer extended hours and Saturday or same-day appointments at many of our locations, as well as emergency dental care services, so there’s no reason to wait! What’s more, our list of comprehensive services mean we can often diagnose and treat your toothache all at one convenient location. We accept most major dental insurances and offer the OneSmile Dental plan if you don’t have insurance, making quality care even more affordable. 


From toothache relief to total oral health solutions, Monarch Dental is your family’s choice for a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime!