Emergency Dentist for
Tooth Pain in Houston, TX

A toothache is a pain that occurs in or around a tooth and can be hard to ignore. There are different types of tooth pain, depending on the cause:
  • Dull ache
  • Sharp/jabbing pain
  • Throbbing pain
  • Sensitivity
Emergency tooth pain occurs suddenly without warning. In some cases, tooth pain is accompanied by other symptoms including swelling, bad breath, fever, chills, or headaches. The best way to reduce your risk of tooth pain is with regular visits to the dentist. If you do have tooth pain, contact the team at A Dental Care in Houston.

Causes of Tooth Pain

There are lots of reasons for tooth pain, including:
  • Dental abscess
  • Tooth decay/cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Bruxism
  • Cracked/broken tooth
  • Broken dental restoration
There is no way to determine how long tooth pain will last. It may last a day or two or it may be constant. On the other hand, it may come in waves but never fully resolve on its own.

Quick Solutions for Tooth Pain

The best way to treat tooth pain is with dental treatment. However, it’s not always possible to get to the dentist’s office right away. There are a few things you can do at home to reduce the pain until you get to the dentist.

  • Take an OTC pain reliever
  • Use OTC toothache gel/drops
  • Use an ice pack near the affected tooth
  • Rinse with saltwater or hydrogen peroxide

When to Call for an Appointment

While you can’t completely prevent toothache, there are some things you can do to reduce your risk:

  • Practice proper oral hygiene by brushing and flossing as directed by your dentist
  • Visit the dentist twice yearly for an exam and cleaning

Any time you have tooth pain, call A Dental Care. Tooth pain is not always an emergency, but it is always urgent. We will discuss your symptoms and determine if you need emergency treatment. Common emergency treatment options include dental fillings, root canal therapy, and extraction.

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