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If you ever had a toothache, then you know how uncomfortable they can be. Toothaches can strike at any time, and without proper relief, you could be in line for a dental disaster. Drs. Ranson and Ranson with Ranson & Ranson DDS PC Family Dental in Morton, Illinois, understand the reasons why toothaches can happen, which is why we are happy to give you these toothache relief tips.

Many different things can cause toothaches, such as a severe fall that chipped a tooth, eating tough or hard foods that caused a tooth to crack, or a cavity that has advanced deep near the root of your tooth. The main cause of a toothache is an abscessed tooth, which is an infection that resides deep inside your tooth often caused by cavities. When bacteria enters your tooth through a cavity or a crack in your existing tooth, it can affect the nerves in your tooth and risk the life of the tooth causing intense pain.

When it comes to a toothache, the first step to healing a toothache begins with visiting your dentist. Our team of experts are ready to assist with your toothaches and help you find the specific source of the problem. If you are experiencing an abscessed tooth, depending on the growth of the infection antibiotics might be needed. In other cases, a deep cleaning of the tooth and all surrounding teeth might be required, or a root canal treatment can help too. Did you know, flossing can also be useful with a toothache? This is the case when the source of the pain is caused by something small like a seed stuck in between your teeth.

If you are looking to expel a toothache, or need help with your oral health care, please call us today at 309-263-2021. Our team is willing to assist you and guide you to positive oral health so that you can be free of toothaches.