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If you have a toothache, then we understand your dilemma. On the one hand, the pain might seem like it’s livable and you would hate to leave work to get it treated. On the other hand, ignoring it can lead to more costly and painful effects. So, what do you do? Here at Boise Dental Center - Michael Smith, DMD & Evan Smith, DMD in Boise, Idaho, we are happy to help you with your toothaches and give you some tips on how to treat a toothache, so you can get back to your daily life.

Toothaches can be caused by several things. Having something stuck between your teeth or gums can cause pain and irritation, as well as untreated cavities, cracked teeth, gum disease, or an infection in your gums or tooth. Understanding the source of your toothache is the first step in treating it.

The first thing you should do at the sign of a toothache is to call your dentist, Dr. Michael Smith & Evan Smith as soon as possible. That way, you can get the proper treatment you need to restore your oral health and take that pain away. In the meantime, one thing you can do for your pain is to clean out your teeth and the area afflicted. This will help in case there is something like a seed stuck between your gums and tooth causing the pain.

A cool compress is another helpful tooth that can also help keep the pain at bay as you await your appointment with the dentist. Once you see your dentist, they will be able to decide the best course of action for your tooth, which could include antibiotics, draining the infected area, or even a root canal if needed. If you still have questions or need help with an aching or sore tooth, please call 208-343-4986 today and set up an appointment. Our staff is dedicated to helping your smile in any way we can.