City Creek Dental

Toothache Treatments

Toothache Treatments in Temple, TX

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The discomfort and inconvenience of toothaches can disrupt your daily life. Our commitment to your dental health extends beyond routine check-ups to providing comprehensive care when you need it most. From minor discomfort to severe pain, our team will help relieve your toothache pain!

Toothache Causes

Sometimes, toothache causes can be from a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Simple toothaches like this can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue.

If you believe you have toothache caused from a damaged or chipped tooth, then call our office today and we will make sure you are seen right away! Some serious toothaches are caused by an infection that may require a root canal. Our emergency dentists in Temple, TX will get you out of pain. Frequent toothaches can be caused by bruxism or other medical conditions. We can help determine the cause of recurring pain.

Toothache Treatments

Toothache treatment begins with a dental examination to identify the source of pain and potential infection. Antibiotics are commonly prescribed to combat bacterial infections underlying many toothaches. Antibiotics are an effective toothache treatment for alleviating pain, although they require several days and doses. Another approach involves drainage to eliminate infection, particularly when it originates from within the tooth. This procedure entails removing the infected material, ensuring thorough cleaning to prevent bacterial regrowth. For more severe cases, such as abscessed teeth resulting from cracks or decay, a root canal may be necessary. This toothache treatment is typically reserved for extensively damaged teeth.

Broken, Fractured, or Displaced Tooth


A broken, fractured or displaced tooth is usually not a cause for alarm, as long as decisive, quick action is taken. If the tooth has been knocked out, try to place the tooth back in its socket while waiting to see your dentist. First, rinse the mouth of any blood or other debris and place a cold cloth or compress on the cheek near the injury. This will keep down swelling.

If you cannot locate the tooth back in its socket, hold the dislocated tooth by the crown – not the root. Next, place it in a container of warm milk, saline or the victim’s own saliva and keep it in the solution until you arrive at the emergency room or dentist’s office.

For a fractured tooth, it is best to rinse with warm water and again, apply a cold pack or compress. Ibuprofen may be used to help keep down swelling. If the tooth fracture is minor, the tooth can be sanded or if necessary, restored by the dentist if the pulp is not severely damaged. If a child’s primary tooth has been loosened by an injury or an emerging permanent tooth, try getting the child to gently bite down on an apple or piece of caramel; in some cases, the tooth will easily separate from the gum.

If you’re looking for a toothache dentist and relief from pain, call the team at City Creek Dental today!


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Dr. Derek Winegar, City Creek Dental.

Derek Winegar, DDS

Dentist in Temple, TX

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We Accept Your Dental Insurance

We’ll make the process of paying for your dental care as simple as possible! Our office accepts a wide variety of PPO insurance plans, and we’re always happy to file your claim for you so that you can be sure to receive the maximum benefits available to you. City Creek Dental is in network with Delta Dental, MetLife, United Concordia and more! Call us today to find out how we can maximize your insurance plan!

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City Creek Dental
Monday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Friday8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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