What Do You Do About a Severe Toothache

Anytime you have a toothache, the first thing most people do is reach for an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever. While this may provide some temporary relief, to discover the cause of your toothache and the right treatment, you will need to see our office to determine the exact cause of your pain. Specifically, it must be determined whether the pain due to decay or trauma to a tooth involving the central pulp tissue containing the nerve—the most common cause for severe toothache. This will require endodontic (“endo” = inside, “dont” = tooth) treatment or what is commonly referred to as a root canal treatment, which will remove the pain and allow you to keep the tooth.

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