From home remedies to over-the-counter pain medications, you have a lot of options when it comes to relieving a toothache. However, in most cases, the pain returns at some point, and if you’ve already forgotten about the last one, then you might not realize that you never actually treated the cause of it. Treating a toothache for good means finding out why your tooth hurts in the first place, and then addressing that issue to eliminate the cause of your discomfort.
What Toothaches Usually Mean
A toothache can have a variety of possible causes, but it often results from complications with your tooth structure or the protective enamel around it. For instance, if your tooth is chipped or the enamel grows weak from excessive plaque buildup, then your main tooth structure can become more sensitive to food particles and oral bacteria. Or, your tooth might already have a cavity, which means the enamel has already been compromised and bacteria have infected your tooth.
Treating the Pain Permanently
Things like tooth damage and cavities don’t get better; they only grow more severe the longer they are left untreated. If you take an Advil and your toothache subsides, the progression of your tooth’s dilemma won’t stop, and you’ll experience more severe tooth discomfort as it grows worse. For more permanent relief, your dentist will perform a comprehensive examination to accurately diagnose the cause of your toothache and then consult with you to determine the best treatment.
Find Permanent Relief for Your Toothache
If your tooth hurts, then alleviating it for good may require visiting your dentist for a thorough examination and treatment recommendation. To learn more, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Grant Road Professional Plaza in Tucson, AZ, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.