Anyone who has ever experienced tooth pain will agree that it isn’t a pleasant experience. Whether it’s a constant, dull ache or a sharp, throbbing pain – tooth pain can be impossible to ignore. In most cases, a hurting tooth is a sign that something is wrong. This is why you shouldn’t delay visiting a dental professional at the first sign of pain.
RiverRock Dental in Shakopee, MN is a multi-specialty dental clinic. Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality and most comfortable dental care to our patients. We offer a diverse range of treatments for you and your family including, but not limited to, treating tooth pain.
Tooth pain is an ache that you feel in or around your tooth. Minor pains may come from irritated gums and can be treated at home.
More serious pains are caused by dental problems. These don’t get better on their own and will require professional help.
Tooth pain can have various causes. Some of the more common ones are –
You might feel pain that is sharp, constant, or throbbing. Some people feel tooth pain only when pressure is applied to the tooth, like when they bite down on something.
Other symptoms you might feel alongside toothache are –
If you experience trouble swallowing or breathing along with the pain, call the RiverRock Dental clinic right away.
You can do the following to get temporary relief from tooth pain at home –
Stir ½ a teaspoon of salt into a glass of warm water and rinse. You can do this twice or thrice a day.
Dilute 3% hydrogen peroxide with equal parts water and rinse thoroughly. Be careful to not swallow it.
Wrap ice in a towel and hold the painful area for 20-minute periods.
Aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. can be taken to relieve pain. You can take Tylenol if you can’t take the ones mentioned before.
If none of the at-home remedies help, it’s time to pick up the phone and schedule an appointment with the experts at River Rock Dental.
At the RiverRock dental clinic, our dental team will review your medical history. They will ask you questions like –
The dental team will also perform a physical exam. They will check your teeth, gums, jaws, tongue, throat, ears, nose, and neck. For a more detailed view, they may ask for X-rays of your mouth to better understand the cause of the tooth pain.
Our dentists will offer treatment based on the cause of the toothache.
Similarly, any other treatment that is advised will depend on the reason behind the tooth pain.
Dr. Christianson graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2008, and prioritizes continuing education, as he strives to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry to provide the best dental care possible.
Dr. Christianson is an active member of the Southside Comprehensive Study Club and also participates in the “Give Kids a Smile” program.
Hailing from Buffalo, Dr. Backes is a graduate of the University of MN School of Dentistry. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and believes in treating patients with compassion and care. He strives to work with each person to help them reach their personal dental goals. Similar to his colleague, Dr. Backes is committed to continuing education to provide the best and most recent dental care available.
A UoM graduate, Dr. Hanson’s first interest in dentistry came from a desire to work with his hands, eventually falling in love with dentistry through his interaction with patients.
Dr. Hanson stays up-to-date with current dental practices through continuing education. He loves to stay active in his community by volunteering at The Special Olympics and other community events.
At River Rock Dental, our team offers versatile dental treatments to make sure your oral health thrives.
Aside from treatment, we strive to make your visit to our dental clinic a pleasant one – so that you leave with a smile!
Simply schedule an appointment with our dental experts by calling (952) 445-5556.
Get in touch with your dentist as soon as possible if –
To prevent infection from spreading to other parts of the face and body, the proper and timely diagnosis and treatment of dental infections are important.
Most toothaches are due to tooth decay, so good oral hygiene practices can prevent toothaches.
Symptoms of infected wisdom teeth can include –
You can feel tooth pain due to causes that aren’t dental –