Tooth Pain Treatment In Shakopee, MN

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

What is 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.

Causes of Tooth Pain

Tooth pain can have various causes. Some of the more common ones are –

Symptoms of Tooth Pain

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 –

  • Swelling around the hurting tooth
  • Fever or headache
  • Foul-tasting drainage from the tooth
  • Bleeding from the tooth
  • Bad breath

If you experience trouble swallowing or breathing along with the pain, call the RiverRock Dental clinic right away.

How Do I Make My Tooth Pain Go Away At Home?

You can do the following to get temporary relief from tooth pain at home – 

Rinse with warm water

Stir ½ a teaspoon of salt into a glass of warm water and rinse. You can do this twice or thrice a day.

Rinse with hydrogen peroxide

Dilute 3% hydrogen peroxide with equal parts water and rinse thoroughly. Be careful to not swallow it.

Cold compresses

Wrap ice in a towel and hold the painful area for 20-minute periods.

Take pain medications

Aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. can be taken to relieve pain. You can take Tylenol if you can’t take the ones mentioned before.

Natural or herbal treatments

  • Dab a small amount of clove oil on a cotton ball and apply it to the area that hurts.
  • Use your fingertips or a cotton ball to apply some vanilla extract to the painful tooth or gums.
  • Hold a warm peppermint tea bag against the hurting tooth and gums.
  • Crush a garlic clove and apply it to the affected area.

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.

Visiting the River Rock Dental Clinic For Tooth Pain

At the RiverRock dental clinic, our dental team will review your medical history. They will ask you questions like –

  • Where do you feel the pain?
  • When did it start?
  • How bad is the pain?
  • What makes the pain worse and what relieves it?

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.

How Will The Dentists at River Rock Dental Treat My Toothache?

Our dentists will offer treatment based on the cause of the toothache.

  • If a dental cavity is the cause of tooth pain, the dentist either fills the cavity or removes the tooth (only if necessary).
  • If the tooth center is infected, a root canal is done.
  • If you have a fever or swelling, they might give you antibiotics.
  • If pain or infection is due to food debris stuck between the teeth or underneath the gums, the dentist may advise a deep cleaning session.

Similarly, any other treatment that is advised will depend on the reason behind the tooth pain.

Meet The Dental Team At RiverRock Dental

Dr. Todd Christianson

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.

Dr. Andrew Backes

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. 

Dr. Nathan Hanson

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.

Schedule Your Appointment at RiverRock Dental Downtown Shakopee, MN Today!

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.

Tooth Pain FAQs

Get in touch with your dentist as soon as possible if – 

  • Your tooth pain lasts longer than one or two days.
  • The tooth pain is severe.
  • You have a fever, earache, or pain when you open your mouth.
  • There is swelling in the mouth or face.

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.

  • Brush regularly with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • See your dentist twice a year.

Symptoms of infected wisdom teeth can include –

  • sharp pain
  • fever
  • swollen gums
  • trouble swallowing

You can feel tooth pain due to causes that aren’t dental –

  • Sinus infections
  • Cluster headaches
  • Diabetes
  • Viral infections
  • Nerve diseases
  • Vitamin deficiencies