Tooth Pain Treatment In Omaha

We encourage you to call for an appointment at Today’s Dental, so we can take a look and try to find a solution to your tooth problem.

What Causes Tooth Pain?

The tooth pain could be sharp, dull, or throbbing. It is possible that a tooth may hurt only when pressure is applied to it. Symptoms that may accompany tooth pain include:

  • Swelling around the sore tooth
  • Tenderness around the tooth
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Drainage from an infected tooth
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods

In rare cases, toothaches could be a sign of a very serious problem that does require immediate help. Seek emergency treatment if you have a toothache along with one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Swelling that is spreading throughout your jaw and face
  • Chest pain, or other signs of a heart attack
  • Coughing up blood or a cough that won’t go away
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Tooth Ache
Tooth Pain Causes

Symptoms of Toothaches

Whether you are experiencing a minor toothache or severe tooth pain, you want to get relief as quickly as possible. Tooth pain can be caused by any number of things, which makes it difficult to know if your pain is an indication of a serious problem.

Common causes of tooth pain include:

  • Tooth decay
  • Infected gums
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Impacted tooth
  • Fractured tooth
  • Damaged filling
  • Teeth grinding
  • Chewing gum frequently
  • Something stuck between your teeth

There are times when you get a toothache when another part of your body has a problem. This is called referred pain. For instance, if you have trouble with your sinuses, such as an infection, your upper teeth can sometimes hurt due to their proximity to your sinuses.

How Today’s Dental Can Help with Tooth Pain

It’s a good idea to go to your dentist in Omaha when you have tooth pain. It could be a sign of a more serious problem, and your dentist can help diagnose the problem and provide an effective treatment plan to relieve the pain. When you are at our office, the dentist will physically examine your teeth, gums, and mouth, and may take an x-ray of the problem area. If the tooth pain is due to tooth decay, you will need to get the cavity filled. If the tooth has an infection, you may need a root canal.  In severe cases, you may need to have a tooth extracted. Our dentists at Today’s Dental might prescribe medication for the pain and/or antibiotics for the infection.If we cannot find the cause of the tooth pain or suspect it is referred pain from another source of your body, we may give you a referral to a medical doctor who can treat your problem.

For home remedies, you can try over-the-counter pain medication, or applying clove oil to the sore tooth, but you should always check with your dentist first before proceeding. At Today’s Dental in Omaha, we provide expert care to all patients who come in for toothaches. We have the skills and resources to take care of your dental problem, so you can go home with a healthier mouth.

Who is More Susceptible to Tooth Pain?

Any person of any age is susceptible to tooth pain. However, there are some stages in life when toothaches may be more likely.

For instance, children may complain of toothache because it can hurt to have teeth develop and push through their gums. Kids and adults wearing braces may also experience tooth pain as a result of the pressure that the braces are applying. You may get tooth pain if your wisdom teeth are trying to emerge but have become impacted.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Yes. Any time you have pain in your mouth, you should be evaluated by your dentist.

Why Today’s Dental is a Great Place to Go for Tooth Pain Treatment

Our professional staff at Today’s Dental in Omaha cares about each patient. If you have tooth pain, we want to make the pain go away. We offer compassion to everyone who sits in our dentist chairs, giving you the best treatment we can provide to determine the cause of your toothache. Then, we will let you know your options for treatment to make the best decision for your teeth.

“I was having really bad tooth pain, but my regular dentist couldn’t get me in until five days later! Today’s Dental got me in the VERY next day. Everyone was so nice and helpful. I was blown away! They made me feel validated with my tooth pain and got me a referral to UNMC to get a CT scan. I will definitely be reconsidering my current dentist and switching to these guys! Thank you so much!”

Whitley B.

“My first appointment was because I had a bad tooth. I have a dental phobia, to begin with, and coming in with pain, I was a mess. Ashley put me at ease immediately. She is seriously the sweetest person I have ever met. She called the next day to check on me and even gave me her email in case of questions in between appointments. Dr. Nensel was amazing too. I look forward to being a patient of theirs for a long time.”

Annie P.

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