Toothache Relief in Brimfield, IL
How do you get a toothache to go away?
A toothache won’t go away on its own. Even if the pain starts to subside, the underlying issue must be addressed or the toothache will come back — often worse than before.
Our office is the best place to go to get help for a toothache in Brimfield. We offer emergency appointments and sedation options to help you feel better as soon as possible. Call us now at (309) 396-3123 and let’s see what’s going on.
Common toothache symptoms to watch for
- Sudden and sharp pain in your face and mouth
- Dull throbbing pain in your mouth, jaw, or face
- Swollen gums or cheeks
- Discomfort or excessive bleeding when brushing or flossing
- Pain aggravated by chewing, cold, or heat
Why is a toothache worse at night?
Toothaches are unpleasant at any time of the day, but many of our patients notice the pain worsening at night. Why is that? It’s usually one or a combination of factors, including:
- Your sleeping position causes more blood to rush to your head, putting increased pressure on your mouth
- Your brain has fewer distractions at night, and you may become more aware of sensations in your body
- It’s possible that you suffer from unconscious tooth grinding at night, which can aggravate any pain — or may even be the cause of your tooth sensitivity or pain!
What causes tooth pain?
Tooth pain can be caused by a wide range of issues including:
- Cavities/tooth decay
- Broken tooth
- Tooth infection
- Loose crown
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Improper filling
- Gum disease
- TMJ disorder
Hear from our patients
The atmosphere in the office is warm and welcoming. The doctor and staff genuinely care about you as an individual as well as the health of your teeth and gums.
– Ruth L.
How to fix a toothache
Common treatments for a toothache include dental fillings, dental crowns, root canals, and wisdom tooth extractions. You may also need treatment for gum disease, TMJ, or bruxism. Our office offers a variety of high-tech equipment and diagnostic tools to ensure you receive the best care and feel better quickly.
Home remedies for toothache pain
If you’re looking for immediate relief while you plan your visit to the dentist.
- Gently rinse your mouth with warm saltwater
- Try clove oil to provide temporary relief
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever
- Use a cold compress for 20 minutes
- Place a warm, wet tea bag against the problem tooth