Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue
529 E Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

How to End Torturous Toothaches

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The common toothache causes a great deal of human misery. Tooth pain may be constant or intermittent; it can feel sharp or dull. Some toothaches only occur when a tooth is subjected to pressure. Others throb relentlessly. Causes of toothaches include tooth decay, abscesses, gum infection, injuries or fractures, nighttime tooth grinding, and deteriorating or broken fillings. When toothaches are caused by bacterial infection a fever, headache, and unpleasant-smelling drainage may accompany the pain. Because they can signal a potentially serious problem, toothaches should not be ignored.

Your Dentist can Provide Toothache Relief

After performing a thorough examination and any needed x-rays, your dentist can determine the underlying cause of your tooth pain, and develop a treatment plan to address it. He or she can also provide medications to help reduce the agony. It’s especially important to see your dentist as soon as possible if your tooth pain has lasted more than two days, it is severe, or you have fever, ear pain, or pain when you open your mouth. These symptoms may signal a serious infection, and dental infections can spread to other parts of the body, including the brain and bloodstream.

Treating and Preventing Toothache

If a cavity or severe injury is the source of pain, your dentist may fill or extract your tooth. Infections of a tooth’s nerve may require a root canal procedure. If the infection is accompanied by fever or jaw swelling, you may receive antibiotics. In some cases, cold-laser phototherapy may help relieve inflammation and pain. Because a toothache can often be caused by tooth decay, the best prevention is strict oral hygiene and regular professional care. So, if you want to eliminate the need for toothache relief in the first place, be sure to brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, and floss every day. Schedule regular dental checkups and cleaning appointments. If you tend to have an unusual amount of tooth decay, your dentist may recommend dental sealants to help protect your teeth.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Downtown Detroit, call Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue today at (313) 879-4769 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Downtown Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue.

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Patient Reviews
On March 28, 2014 I had some extractions done. I have not had any pain and even the needle didn't hurt. Gentle Dental is by far the Best!!!
Octavia B.
It was a totally worthwhile experience, all of the assistance, receptionist, hygen, & Dentist conducted themselves very professionally making it a […]
Patrick K.
Dr. Weiss is terrific!!! This is the first Dentist I've been to and I felt no pain from start to finish-I hate needles, but with Dr. Weiss there was […]
Anonymous
My visit to Gentle Dental Jefferson went very well. The waiting period was about one half hour. The service included a cleaning and an evaluation. I […]
Emma M.
The service was fast and pain free and I very friendly staff and a clean office but the parking sucks I had to pay the parking attended $5 to park so […]
Audrey B.
The first time I walked into the space I felt nervous. The staff at the front welcomed me and remembered me by my name and my fancy shoes I always […]
Sabrina N.
I always have a great experience here. The staff is friendly, the wait time is decent and the staff has no problem verifying insurance coverage and […]
Catrinia S.
Dr. Dhillin was awesome!
Desiree F.
I was in real pain. Walked into the office on Jefferson. The staff responded to me right away. Everyhing was explained to me, and I was put in exam […]
Roman A.
Great place to have dental work done. The doctor and his assistants are good. Everyone is polite and professional. I'm very pleased with the Gentle […]
Anonymous
Great service and friendly staff. There was a long wait 15 mins beyond my appointment time but once I was chair there were no delays.
Anonymous
Kind, considerate and attentive service.
Onious H.
I'm very pleased with the customer service I receive at Gentle Dental Jefferson. I recommend this office to anyone that is looking for a dentist.
Emma M.
Very down to earth, kind people. Always keeps me coming back!
Anonymous
Gentle Dental Jefferson was a wonderful experience for me. The service was great; the parking validation is the best; and the staff is well informed […]
Emma M.
Staff was polite and answered all my questions Service was good and done on a timely basis. I felt very comfortable there.
Everett D.
people were friendly, good service
Wilbert B.
Surprisingly fast this visit. I definitely see improvement from previous visits where wait times were ridiculous. PLEASE keep up the good work!
Sharonna B.
Staff was extremely nice and understanding of the problem I came in with. Very tentative to my needs. The work preformed by Tanya and Dr Quinn was […]
Tina H.
Great job.
Danny R.
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