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Are you experiencing tooth sensitivity or tooth pain? Let us help you with your pain, and help resolve the issue as soon as possible. Early intervention can prevent more serious What do you do when your teeth are causing you pain? If the problem doesn’t go away, we recommend seeing your dentist as soon as possible. If you are experiencing sudden tooth sensitivity or tooth pain, it is always a good time to check in with your dentist. Detecting problems early helps keep it from becoming worse and more invasive to treat.

Tooth pain can be caused by anything including something as simple as sensitivity to hot and cold, because of exposed dentin which can occur with gum recession or a cavity, if a tooth is cracked or chipped. If the pain is unbearable you may have an infected tooth.

Our goal is to help you be prepared for your visit, so before you come in, take a moment to put together a list of medicines you are taking, including all vitamins and supplements. It is also a good idea to list any allergic reactions you may have experienced with previous medications in the past. It is also a good idea to write down any questions you might want to ask our dentist during your appointment.

During your visit, it is a good idea to go over the following with your dentist:

Cavity – if I have a cavity, can it be filled with a dental filling or will it require a crown or root canal?

Pain – when will the pain start going away, and what can I take for it?

Treatment – how many visits can I expect to make for the treatment?

Prevention – what can I do on my end to prevent cavities from cropping up?

Fluoride – do I need more fluoride, and does our tap water have fluoride added to it?

Then there is the question of pain management. If your pain needs managing before we see you, we can recommend over-the-counter pain or anesthetic medications to help. While you are waiting to come in for your appointment please keep your mouth clean to reduce harmful bacteria levels. Use warm water when rinsing and brushing, as hot or cold water can irritate sensitive teeth. There are also toothpastes you can use to help with tooth sensitivity. Avoid hot and cold food and drinks until we see you, along with overly sweet foods that might trigger tooth pain.

If your teeth are causing you pain, we encourage you to have it checked. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Connaughton, please call our Tree City Family Dental team in Boise, Idaho at 208-286-2699 today to get back on track with your wellness!