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Many people tend to ignore a toothache until it becomes almost unbearable. Generally, this is considered a mistake because it’s important to address a toothache as soon as possible. You see, toothaches generally don’t go away without professional help. But did you know why a toothache could become worse?

You have a variety of nerves in each tooth. Because these nerves can be damaged by tooth decay or other issues, you could experience pain or sensitivity when you bite. You could experience either constant or sporadic pain. And please note that because blood doesn’t flow into your teeth, your teeth probably won’t heal on their own. Fortunately, our team can help you address the cause of your tooth decay.

How do you address a toothache before you can get to your dentist? You could consider using aspirin—but please avoid putting the aspirin directly on your tooth. Doing so could actually damage your gums. Garlic and onions also have antibiotic properties, meaning eating these goods could offer some relief. You could also consider placing oil from cloves on a cotton swab and placing the swab on your teeth. Warm salt water could also relieve your discomfort.

If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you deal with a toothache, please contact MajorSmiles at 979-776-6600. Dr. Chuck Majors and our team will examine the health of your mouth and offer you any personalized advice you may need. We’re eager to hear from you soon.