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Are you looking for tips or tricks to dealing with toothaches? If so, you have come to the right place! Here at Carolina Avenue Dental Care in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, we are trained professionals when it comes to treating your smile with gentle care. That is why we have these tips for how to treat a toothache should one invade your life.

Toothaches can be caused by countless things. Having something stuck between your teeth can cause intense pain and irritation, as well as untreated cavities, cracked teeth, gum disease, or an infection in your gums or tooth. Understanding the root of your toothache is the first step in treating it.

The first thing you should do at the sign of a toothache is to call your dentist, Dr. Craig Thomas immediately. That way you can get the needed treatment to restore your oral health. Until you see the dentist, one thing you can do at home is to clean out your teeth and the area afflicted. This will help in case something small is stuck between your gums and tooth causing the pain.

A cold compress can also help keep the pain at bay as you await your appointment with the dentist. Once you see your dentist, he will be able to determine the greatest course of action for your tooth, which could include antibiotics, draining the infected area, or even a root canal. If you would like to learn more or if you still have questions and need help with an aching tooth, please call 843-899-5911 today and set up an appointment. Our friendly staff stands ready to take your call and is happy to help your smile in any way we can.