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If you have a toothache, you probably have some questions, including how to relieve the throbbing pain and how to prevent future toothaches. We would like to help you by offering some information on how to handle toothaches.

Some common reasons for a toothache may include include:

– infection in the gums
– abscessed tooth
– food debris stuck in between teeth or in your gums
– cavity
– cracked tooth
– sinus infection

If you have a food piece stuck in your teeth or gums, you can use dental floss to carefully remove the offending debris. NEVER use pointed objects–including wooden toothpicks–to try and remove food particles from in between teeth.

For a cavity, gum infection, an abscessed or cracked tooth or other major oral emergency, visit your dentist as soon as possible for treatment. Dr. John Freemon can help you with the proper tools and technology in order to relieve the discomfort. For a sinus infection, you should see your physician.

You should also take excellent care of your smile to prevent toothaches in the future. Brush twice a day for two minutes, floss once a day, and you might want to include over-the-counter therapeutic mouthwash according to your dentist’s instructions. Always wear mouthguards when playing contact sports and activities to help prevent oral injury. Visiting your dentist twice a year can help prevent toothaches because frequent exams can look for signs of weakness or decay in a tooth.

To schedule an appointment in Woodstock, Georgia, call John F. Freemon, DMD, PC at 770-928-0871. We look forward to seeing you!