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You deserve a strong, healthy, and comfortable smile. Unfortunately, toothaches can get in the way of achieving that goal, especially because they often cause severe pain and discomfort. If you ever experience a toothache in Greenwood, Mississippi, it’s best to determine the cause and solve the problem. To help you know what is causing your toothache, Dr. Hodges, Dr. Whites, and our dental team would like to educate you on the common culprits that are typically involved.

One of the most common causes of a toothache is having something wedged between your teeth. If this is the case for you, all you need to do is clean your smile by brushing and flossing your teeth. You can also rinse your mouth with mouthwash or water to loosen the object.

Another common cause of a toothache is a broken dental crown, dental bridge, or dental filling. This can apply pressure to the tooth and cause discomfort. An infection, like an abscess, can also create pain in a tooth. If you’re experiencing any of these problems, it’s best to visit our dentists.

The last common cause of a toothache is a cavity. If your tooth is infected by decay, it’s important to receive treatment as soon as possible. If it’s a cavity causing the toothache, brushing, flossing, and rinsing as well as swishing with saltwater does not help dull the discomfort.

For more information and details about how to determine the underlying cause of a toothache, please don’t hesitate to give Family Dental Associates a call at 662-453-5536. The sooner you call our office, the sooner our dental team will be able to help you have the strong, healthy, and comfortable smile you desire!