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No one likes or enjoys toothaches. Yet, so many people often leave them untreated until the ache becomes too painful to endure. That is why, our team here at Lemon Grove Dental Group, Inc in Lemon Grove, California, is happy to talk to you about toothaches because we care for your oral health and want to help you stay smiling.

Toothaches can be caused from many different sources. Having something stuck between your teeth can cause discomfort and irritation as well as untreated cavities, cracked teeth, gum disease, or an infection in your gums or tooth. Understanding the cause of your pain is the first step in treating it.

The first thing to remember is to call your dentist, Dr. Richard Cavallaro at the first sign of a toothache right away. That way you can get the proper oral health care treatment you need to restore your smile. In the meantime, something you can do at home is to clear out or rinse your teeth and the area afflicted. This will help in case something is stuck between your gums and tooth causing the discomfort.

A cool compress can also help make you feel better as you await your appointment with the dentist. Once you see your dentist, he will be able to figure out the best course of action for your tooth, which could include antibiotics, draining the infected area, or even a root canal for serious cases. If you still have questions or need help with your throbbing tooth, please call 619-569-1925 today and set up an appointment. Our staff is prepared to help your smile in any way we can.