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Toothaches can put a damper on anyone’s day. Knowing how to treat them effectively can be the difference in keeping your day going well. That is why, our team here at Advanced Endodontics & Microsurgery of Stamford, PC in Stamford, Connecticut, is happy to talk to you about toothaches and give you some basic information, so you know what to do when a toothache strikes at you.

Toothaches can be caused by various things. Having something stuck between your teeth can cause pain and irritation, as well as untreated cavities, cracked teeth, gum disease, or an infection in your gums or tooth. Understanding the cause of your toothache is the first step in treating it.

The first thing you should do at the sign of a toothache is to call your dentist, Dr. Allen Rosenthal right away. That way you can get the proper treatment you need to restore your oral health. In the meantime, one thing you can do at home is to clean out your teeth and the area afflicted. This will help in case something is stuck between your gums and tooth causing the pain.

A cool compress can also help keep the pain at bay as you await your appointment with the dentist. Once you see your dentist, he will be able to determine the best course of action for your tooth, which could include antibiotics, draining the infected area, or even a root canal if needed. If you still have questions or need help with an aching tooth, please call 203-324-9239 today and set up an appointment. Our friendly staff is happy to help your smile in any way we can.