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Dentist in Orlando, FL
Marcia Martinez, D.M.D.
5180 Curry Ford Road
Orlando, FL 32812
(407) 273-6620
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By Marcia Martinez, D.M.D.
May 07, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: tooth pain  

Toothaches can happen for various reasons, with the most common ones being cavities, a cracked/chipped tooth, or exposed nerves/roots. In rare cases, tooth pain could even be a result of something more serious such as sinus or ear infections and heart disease.

While a consultation with our dentist here in our Orlando, FL, practice, Dr. Marcia Martinez will determine the exact cause of your tooth pain, meanwhile, you can try these tips to give yourself some relief: 

Toothache Relief

If you’re looking for temporary pain relief until you can see your dentist, there are a couple of remedies you can try. Gargling a warm water and salt solution is one of them, particularly if gum disease may be the most plausible cause of your pain. By swishing this mixture around your mouth, the combination of salt and heat will offer much-needed pain relief.

OTC pain relievers in the form of pills or tablets, ointments, or gels can help minimize your pain as well.

When to Visit Your Dentist for Tooth Pain

Although temporary relief might be your most pressing concern, finding your symptoms’ root cause is just as crucial. After all, if your tooth pain is related to your gums or a cavity, you will need to visit your Orlando, FL, dentist right away. With that said, here are warning signs to look out for that warrants an emergency visit to your dentist:

  • Knocked out or broken teeth
  • Persistent and/or heavy bleeding
  • Painful inflammation around or inside the mouth
  • Pain in your tooth or jawbone
  • Swollen and painful gums

Of course, it’s better to prevent toothache from occurring in the first place. To do this, you need to make certain that your practicing proper oral hygiene and undergoing regular exams and cleanings from your dentist.

For Tooth Pain or Dental Emergencies, We Can Help

You can schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Marcia Martinez, here in our Orlando, FL, practice by calling (407) 273-6620.