How to stop tooth pain

Your dentist is an integral part of your overall heath, and can provide the treatments needed to maintain a lifetime of healthy smiles. When problems arise, it is always a smart idea to speak to a professional to get a proper diagnosis and treatment recommendation. If tooth pain occurs, it is often the sign of a condition that requires assistance. Dr. Lindsey Marshall and her team of professionals in Ardmore, PA are here to help!

What causes tooth pain?

There are many reasons why a patient may experience tooth pain. Some of the most common reasons include:

  • Sinus pressure
  • Tooth abscess
  • Lost filling
  • Cavity
  • Infection
  • Trauma/injury
  • Sores
  • Swelling
  • Loose tooth
  • Lost tooth

When tooth pain has an unknown cause, it is always the best bet to visit a dentist as soon as possible for an evaluation. Dr. Lindsey Marshall prepares for unexpected dental visits every day, and can often get patients into the practice the same day to help provide relief as soon as possible. While over-the-counter pain management medication can reduce discomfort, it doesn’t treat the problem at the source. In some instances, this can only be done with the help of a dental professional.

How can I prevent tooth pain?

In most cases, prevention is key to avoid the development of dental problems in the first place! Your dentist wants to see you twice a year in order to monitor your oral health and catch problems before they become more expensive and damaging to the smile. Early detection is important for many issues that can impact the smile. Prevention includes:

  • Visiting the dentist every six months for a cleaning and evaluation
  • Avoiding the development of periodontal disease and cavities with proper home habits
  • Address problems as soon as possible, including bite misalignment, bruxism, or tooth sensitivity
  • Prevent the development of plaque, tartar, and calculus by brushing after every meal
  • Visit the dentist as soon as a problem develops, even if it’s not time for your next checkup

Looking for a dentist in your area?

If you reside in the area of Ardmore, PA and want to work with our team of professionals, call the office at (610) 649-0696.

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