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Have you ever drank something cold and felt a sudden, shooting pain? As you probably know, have a toothache is a miserable experience and is something you shouldn’t ignore. Clearly, avoiding toothaches is something everyone strives to avoid. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to fight and prevent toothaches.

Toothaches can be caused by a variety of problems. Some of the most common problems include tooth decay, bruxism (also known as teeth grinding), infection, dietary habits, and lackluster oral care. Still, of all these causes, tooth decay is the most common, especially when bacteria eats away your enamel.

Unfortunately, aside from pain, toothaches can cause a wide range of symptoms, such as irritation, a bad taste in your mouth, a fever, and headaches. Generally, if your tooth aches, you should visit our dentist, but if you are experiencing any of these symptoms as well, we recommend scheduling an appointment with us immediately.

Still, aside from visiting a dentist, what can you do if you’re suffering from a toothache? In reality, there are many things you can try, such as placing a warm compress on your gums, but many treatments will need to be performed by a dentist. However, if you avoid visiting your dentist, even for an aching tooth, you could have to deal with a cavity or even eventually need a root canal.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Shining Smiles LLC at 630-972-4010. Dr. Milad Nourahmadi and our team are eager to hear from you.