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Toothaches are common dental issues that many people despise. This is with good reason because they typically involve severe pain and inconvenience. However, they might not be such a nuisance if you know more about them. So, to help you, Dr. Indra Quagliata would like to share some toothache facts.

Toothaches typically occur when you have something stuck between your teeth or in your gums. At this point, you can floss and swish with water. If this doesn’t help, there might be a bigger issue that is causing the ache. Sometimes tooth decay, an abscess, a tooth fracture, a damaged filling, infected gums, and the teeth grinding habit can cause the toothache.

If your toothache results from a more serious issue, then it’s important to call IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 585-475-0140 and schedule an appointment when you can. This is vital because you want to treat the problem as soon as possible. When you come to our office, your dentist will examine your smile, perform a few tests, take a few X-rays, and determine the cause. If necessary, she will treat it with a dental filling, root canal, or antibiotic, depending on the cause.

It’s best to prevent toothaches by keeping up on oral hygiene and visiting your dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. If you have any questions about toothaches in Rochester, New York, or if you would like to know more, please call our office and talk to a member of our dental team. We look forward to helping you!