February 9th is National Toothache Day and at Weddle Orthodontics in Westminster, Colorado, we are dedicated to educating our patients and their families on the importance of good oral health and preventing toothaches. 


What Causes a Toothache? 

A toothache can be caused by a variety of factors, including decay, gum disease, a cracked tooth, or a problem with a filling. Toothaches can be accompanied by pain, swelling, and sensitivity, making it difficult to eat, talk, or even sleep. 


How Orthodontists Can Help 

Orthodontists not only specialize in straightening teeth but also in ensuring that their patients have healthy teeth and gums. We can identify and diagnose the cause of your toothache, and work with your general dentist to develop a treatment plan to relieve your pain and restore your oral health. 


Preventing Toothaches 

The best way to prevent toothaches is to practice good oral hygiene, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist and orthodontist regularly for cleanings and check-ups. Additionally, protecting your teeth from injury, such as by wearing a mouthguard while playing sports, can also help prevent toothaches. 


Relieving Toothaches 

If you or your child is experiencing a toothache, it is important to see a dentist or orthodontist right away. In some cases, over-the-counter pain medication or a cold compress can provide temporary relief, but a dental professional will be able to diagnose the underlying cause and provide more effective treatment. 


At Weddle Orthodontics, we understand the importance of preventing and treating toothaches, and we are here to help. If you or your child is experiencing a toothache, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You can easily request an appointment by filling out our appointment request form on our website. Let us help you achieve and maintain a healthy, pain-free smile!