Toothache Specialist

Dentistry at Kennesaw Point

Dental Implants, Cosmetic Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry, and General Dentistry located in Metro-Atlanta, Kennesaw, GA & Downtown, Tucker, GA

Toothache could indicate a serious underlying dental problem, but with the right prompt dental care, you can save your natural tooth and protect your oral health. At Dentistry at Kennesaw Point, with two offices in Tucker and Kennesaw, Georgia, Kyandukhta Kalantari, DDS, can treat toothache in any circumstance. Dentistry at Kennesaw Point only utilizes the latest advanced dental tools, technology, and techniques to provide you with the best possible care. Call your nearest location or schedule through the online system.

Toothache Q & A

What causes toothache?

Toothache refers to pain in or around your tooth. Toothache might be caused by a number of factors, such as:

  • Tooth fracture
  • A damaged filling
  • Repetitive motions, such as grinding or clenching teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Infected gums
  • Eruption or removal of a tooth (such as a wisdom tooth)

You might have sharp, throbbing, or constant tooth pain. In some instances, the pain might only happen when you apply pressure to your tooth.

As well as toothache, you might also have:

  • A bad odor from your mouth
  • Foul-tasting drainage from your infected tooth
  • Swelling around the tooth
  • A headache or fever

During your visit at Dentistry at Kennesaw Point, Dr. Kalantari evaluates your medical history and performs an exam. She typically assesses your jaws, tongue, gums, teeth, throat, sinuses, ears, nose, and neck.

Dr. Kalantari might also recommend convenient in-office X-rays to help figure out what’s causing your toothache and how best to treat it.

How is toothache treated?

How Dr. Kalantari treats your toothache depends on the severity and cause of your toothache, as well as your individual needs and dental health. If you have a cavity that’s causing your toothache, Dr. Kalantari fills the cavity and assesses the overall health of a tooth.

If your toothache is due to an infected tooth nerve, Dr. Kalantari might recommend a root canal procedure where she carefully removes the infected pulp before replacing it with a special dental sealing material.

Dr. Kalantari might suggest antibiotics if you have swelling in your jaw or a fever. She might perform professional deep teeth cleaning if you have trapped food pieces under your gums or an infection that’s causing a toothache.

How can I prevent toothache?

Toothaches are often caused by tooth decay, so to help prevent toothaches, you should take care of your teeth and maintain good oral hygiene practices. Make sure you:

  • Brush regularly with a dentist-approved toothpaste
  • Floss once daily
  • Visit Dentistry at Kennesaw Point for your professional teeth cleaning twice a year
  • Avoid overconsuming sugar in your diet

 Your professional teeth cleaning can help lower your risk of periodontal disease and many other dental complications.

Prioritize your teeth, gums, bite, and smile, instead of just waiting and hoping your toothache will go away. Be proactive with your dental health and book online or call Dentistry at Kennesaw Point today.