Treating Tooth Pain in Diamond Bar CA
Managing Tooth Pain
Tooth pain can be debilitating, especially when it causes your gums to throb and your head to pound. If your pain is mild or if it occurs after hours so you can’t come into our practice for an appointment, try some effective home remedies to find relief, such as a saltwater rinse or a cold compress.
As you work to lessen the pain, call us at Diamond Bar Office Phone Number 909-240-1784 to schedule a same-day dental emergency appointment. It’s important to treat a toothache before it spirals out of control and causes further damage to your gums, jaw, and the rest of your body. In the meantime, you can attend to your dental pain at home in the following ways:
- Place ice over the sore or tender area.
- Apply a hot pack to the side of your jaw.
- Take over-the-counter pain medications.
- Swish warm salt water around your mouth.
- Gently press a cotton ball, soaked in apple cider vinegar, to the infected tooth.
Source of Tooth Pain
Tooth pain can range from being somewhat distracting to excruciating. Often, the level of pain can help us diagnose the cause. Most tooth pain comes from one of three main sources: injury, infection from an untreated cavity or gum disease, and tooth decay.
We take dental emergencies, so do not hesitate to call us to schedule an emergency appointment when you experience:
- Pain that keeps you from sleeping.
- Sharp pain when biting.
- Pain when something hot or cold touches the tooth.
- Swelling gums surrounding a painful tooth.
- Darkening of a painful tooth.
- Pain from a broken tooth.
- Pain from a tooth with a cavity that has not yet been treated.
It’s quite common to relieve and treat dental pain with restorative treatments, such as fillings, implants, and crowns, depending on the dental issue and immediate need. Thanks to modern technology, we are able to preserve or replace your teeth in very lifelike ways. There is no reason to endure cracked, decayed, chipped, or broken teeth when sophisticated treatment is easily accessible. We encourage you to call us right away, as delaying treatment may cause more extensive pain and trouble down the road.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
When there isn’t enough room for erupting wisdom teeth in the lower jaw, and you begin to experience red, swollen gums behind your molars, a bad taste/smell, pain when biting with the back teeth, or pus oozing and draining from the area, an emergency extraction may be necessary. These are signs of an infection, and it’s very important that you come in for an examination and treatment before symptoms worsen.
Root Canal Therapy
We use root canals to save dying teeth. If an infected tooth is dying and there’s irreparable damage due to severe decay, and you delay treatment, there’s a higher chance that tooth will die. A root canal procedure helps treat the infection before it’s too late. Our in-house endodontist makes it easy for you to schedule all our treatments in one place, avoiding multiple scheduling and trips to different offices.
When a tooth is severely infected, an extraction may be necessary to help prevent the infection from spreading. We will examine your affected tooth and make an expert treatment recommendation. Whether a root canal or an extraction, our highly skilled staff of oral surgeons, endodontists, and restorative dentists are prepared to remove your pain and restore your smile, using the latest advancements in technology and today’s vastly improved techniques.