Telehealth Toothache Visit in De Soto, KS

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Should I see a dentist for toothache relief?

If you're experiencing a toothache, it's best to consult directlydireclty with a dentist to determine the cause and craft a treatment plan that's right for you. While some toothache pain may go away with home-remedies and oral health care, dental care may be required, especially if the pain is chronic or severe. If you're experiencing persistentpersistant pain or if you notice damage to your teeth, you should seek care with a dentist right away. If you're unable to resolve your toothache over video, your dentist may recommendreccomend one of the following treatment options, depending on the cause of your pain:

-Cavity filling: Cavities left untreated can cause consistent pain and sensitive teeth. A dentist can help relieve pain by filling the cavity or removing the infected tooth.

-Root canal: A root canal is a procedure where the pulp inside the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels is replaced with sealing material. Root canals can help cure an abscess (bacteria infection) in the tooth, by replacing the infected part of the tooth with this material.

-Tooth repair: A dentist can help repair broken or fractured teeth that might be causing pain in the mouth.

-Antibiotic prescription: A dentist will be able to prescribe maximum strength antibiotic medication that can help kill bacteria in an abscess, or in the gum line.

If you're experiencing persistent, throbbing tooth pain, consult with a dentist today.

Can I see a dentist online for a toothache?

Yes. Telehealth platforms like Sesame make it easier than ever to speak to a dentist right away for dental conditions such as a toothache. To book a video toothache visit, simply type in "toothache" or "video toothache visit" into our search bar to get a list of providers that can help you get relief right away.

After you find the provider you want to see, schedule your appointment at a time that is convenient for you. Once you've booked your appointment, you'll receive a confirmation email with a link to the video chat where you will be connected to your selected dentist.

Are dentists on Sesame board-certified?

All dentists on Sesame are quality, top-reviewed dentists carefully vetted by the Sesame team. Each dentist on Sesame has gone through dental school and has attained a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Dental services you can book on Sesame can help diagnose and treat oral conditions, maintain oral hygiene, and prevent disease. A dentist can provide cleaning, fillings, whitening, and exams to check for oral health conditions. Sesame offers a range of dental services with quality doctors in De Soto, KS. Whether you are looking for routine dental care or need immediate care for a dental emergency, Sesame will connect you directly with top-rated dentists for dental care at affordable cash-pay prices.

What are the symptoms of a toothache?

Toothaches are defined as any tooth pain around or in the tooth. Nerves in the tooth are among the most sensitive in the body. This makes the pulp inside the tooth very sensitive to irritation or infection (called an abscess). The symptoms of a toothache can vary based on the severity of the irritation or infection, as well as the cause of the toothache. Some common symptoms of toothache include:

  • Constant throbbing toothache pain
  • Sharp and sudden tooth pain (often felt when pressure is applied to the tooth, like when biting down)
  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Swollen, painful gums
  • Bad taste in mouth (drainage from abscess)
    --Bad odor from the mouth

These symptoms of toothache pain can vary depending on the cause of the toothache, and the severity of the condition. Consult with a dentist to determine the cause of your toothache and create a treatment plan that's right for you.

What causes toothache pain?

There are a number of reasons you may be experiencing tooth pain or a toothache, including:
- Tooth decay
- Abscess (bacterial infection often caused by food particles and lack of flossing)
- Fractured or damaged tooth
- Gum disease/ gum infection
- Damaged filling
- TMJ disorder
- Sinus infection
- Repetitive teeth grinding or chewing


Connect directly with a dentist to determine the cause of your toothache and create a treatment plan that's right for you. This may include various home remedies, in-person follow-up care, and more.

What can I do to prevent a toothache?

While toothaches aren't always preventable, dentists often recommend a number of preventative measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of getting a toothache or dental problems. This includes:

- Regular tooth brushing: Brushing your teeth twice a day with a toothbrush recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) can help reduce plaque, fight bacteria, and loosen debris stuck in the teeth. The ADA recommends brushing your teeth with toothpaste that contains fluoride to strengthen enamel and prevent cavities.

- Regular flossing: Flossing once a day can loosen debris stuck in the teeth, or in the spaces between the teeth, that can cause bacterial infections. It is recommended that you floss at least once a day.

- Diet: Eat foods low in sugar. Sugar contributes to tooth decay by mixing with bacteria in the saliva to create plaque. Plaque left on teeth dissolves the enamel on the tooth, speeding up decay and increasing the risk for cavities.

- Regular dental care: The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends regular (2x a year) dentistry visits for deep cleaning and preventative care. Regular visits to the dentist lets your dentist keep track of tooth decay and your general oral health, while also offering professional cleaning services that can strengthen enamel and prevent cavities. In a recent statement, the ADA released recommendations for dental care visits based on medical history and oral health history.

If you have questions about your oral hygiene or are experiencing dental pain, connect directly with a quality dentist on Sesame today.

What is the best pain relief for a toothache?

If you're experiencing a toothache, consult directly with a dentist to determine the cause and craft a treatment plan that's right for you.

Recommended treatment plan may include in-person follow-up care, simple home remedies and over the counter oral care or pain medication, or both. In some cases, dentists may recommend the following:

- Warm salt water rinse: Warm water with salt added can act as a natural disinfectant and help soothe pain from an aching tooth.

- Cold compress: Holding an icepack wrapped in a towel off and on for 20 minute intervals can help as temporary relief for pain, while reducing swelling caused by the affected area. When a gentle cold compress is applied, blood vessels constrict in the affected area, which makes pain less severe and swelling go down.

- Over-the-counter pain medication: Over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen, Advil, and acetaminophen (Tylenol) can help reduce pain and swelling around the affected area in the mouth. Oral care products such as benzocaine (found in Orajel) can act as a local anesthetic that numbs the aching tooth or gum, providing temporary pain relief for the affected area. It is not recommended that these over-the-counter medications are used on children under the age of 2 without the medical advice of a dentist.

If you're experiencing a toothache or severe oral pain, it's best to consult with a dentist directly to get expert care and craft a treatment plan that's right for you.

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