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If you have questions about toothaches, you’re not alone. Many people who suffer from toothaches have questions about the causes, relief techniques, and even how to prevent toothaches. To help you find the answers to your questions, our dentist, Dr. John Verville, is happy to give you the answers to commonly asked questions about toothaches in Fleming Island, Florida.

What causes a toothache?

The main culprits of a toothache generally include something stuck in your gums, a cavity, a cracked tooth, an abscessed tooth, an infection, trauma to the tooth, or a sinus infection.

How can I relieve a toothache?

For more serious causes of the toothache, like a cavity, a cracked tooth, an abscessed tooth, trauma to the tooth, and an infection, it’s important to seek treatment from your dentist as soon as possible. For simpler causes, like something stuck between the gums, it’s best to use your floss and pry the object loose. For a sinus infection, please visit your physician.

How can I prevent toothaches in the future?

The best way to prevent toothaches is to keep your smile in tip-top shape. In order to do so, you need to brush twice a day, floss once a day, rinse daily, and visit your dentist every six months. You can also wear a mouthguard while you are active to prevent trauma to your teeth and gums.

To learn more about toothaches or to find answers to additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our dental team at Dr. John D. Verville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. When you dial 904-284-9911, we will be thrilled to help you in any way we can!