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Manage Tooth Pain

Toothaches are frustrating & painful!
We’ll get you the relief you need.

I Have a Toothache, What Do I Do?

Tooth pain and toothaches happen for many reasons. First & foremost, schedule an appointment so a dentist can tell you exactly why the pain is happening. It could be minor, like a cavity, or it could be something more complicated.

Pain Could Mean Many Things

The most common reason is due to cavities or tooth decay, but it could also be an abscess, an infection at the root of your tooth

Try This for Instant Relief

While you wait for your appointment, try swishing 1/2 spoon of table salt & water, hydrogen peroxide, or taking ibuprofen

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the FAQ we’ve received from our patients. Have additional questions or concerns, call us: 203-883-4433

There may be quite a few reasons why your tooth hurts. The most common reason is due to cavities or tooth decay. Another reason why your tooth may hurt is because of an abscess. An abscess is an infection that is at the root of the tooth, causing a throbbing pain that commonly is described as “excruciating.”

In general, it refers to pain experienced in or around your tooth or jaw. In most instances, though, it refers specifically to the condition of the tooth. Your teeth are made up of two basic parts, the crown, and the root. The root is the portion of the tooth below the gumline that encases the pulp (nerve) of the tooth. Any inflammation of the nerve results in uncomfortable warning signals that “something is not right.” In severe cases you may need a root canal.

One of the best things that you can do to help in relieving the pain is to take an over-the-counter pain medication. This could be ones such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or another that you typically take. This can greatly help the pain, and help you to get to the date of your dentist appointment.

No! Another thing that many people find helpful is to do a saltwater rinse. If you add a 1/2 spoon of table salt and 8 ounces of water, simply swish water in your mouth and then spit it out. Be sure to not swallow the rinse, or this could upset your stomach.

Another tip that you can do if your face is swollen is to put an ice pack or cold compress on your cheek – this will also help to ease the pain, especially if your tooth has been shipped or is loose.

Hydrogen peroxide is another option. It can help with healing the bacteria as well as relieving some of the discomfort that you could be experiencing. The best way to do this is to swish a mouthful of hydrogen peroxide solution in your mouth, and then spit it out.

Of course, a hydrogen peroxide option is only for swishing. Never swallow the hydrogen peroxide!

Of course, every case is different, and there is not a specific answer until you have a visit with a dental professional. However, if the pain is manageable and does not disrupt your day-to-day life, waiting until your appointment with your dentist will be fine.

If the pain continues to get worse, reach out your local emergency dentist to schedule an appointment.

The best way to keep your smile healthy is to brush your teeth regularly with fluoride toothpaste, floss your teeth daily, limit your intake of sugary foods and drinks, avoid smoking, and visit your dentist twice a year for preventative checkups and professional cleanings. These can help you address any dental issues right at the beginning stages so you don’t necessarily have to ever experience the undesirable symptoms of a full-blown toothache.

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When I came to dental care of Stamford I was seen by doctor Simon, Stacy, and Mimi. They really care about you and treat you like more than just a patient! The whole staff is amazing! Mimi is a phenomenal human being and is truly the reason I keep coming back!!! A big thanks to the whole staff! I can’t wait to have my next visit!
carolina rivera
carolina rivera
17:14 02 Nov 21
I came in with a very high fear of the dentist along with sensory issues. Dr Simon, Paula, and Jules were all fantastic and very warm and welcoming. I had my first treatment with ease, and now feel much more comfortable doing my next cleaning.
Kathleen Burkhardt
Kathleen Burkhardt
20:15 26 Oct 21
My wife had been going to this dentist and I was going to a different dentist. I had never been to her dentist's office. I had to go with her for an emergency with one of her teeth. As soon as I walked in I was impressed. The faculty...the office....the atmosphere are very welcoming. Everyone is super nice. I immediately switched dentists and couldn't be happier. From Paula to Christy to all the Dentists and employees in this office make this place a keeper. I'll be a patient for the rest of my life.
Ron Rogell
Ron Rogell
17:20 21 Oct 21
I was referred to Dental Care Stamford by my girlfriend and it was the best decision I have made in awhile. Mimi helped me along the way with everything I needed to do get me on track of a healthy mouth. I don't have insurance so having a couple options made me feel comfortable in deciding a plan that best fits me. The whole staff made feel at home and welcomed me with open arms. I also like that they are very flexible with scheduling which was very important today. I would recommend 10/10
Michael Miller
Michael Miller
13:59 14 Oct 21
A few weeks ago, I had an emergency and had to call for an appointment. I was experiencing so much pain. Given my circumstances, I was not able to go to the dentist in over 10 years. I was immediately scheduled to meet with Dr. Simon, who showed a genuine concern for my dental health. I felt very safe and relieved to have a dentist who really wanted to help.During my initial visit, I found out that I had all these other complications. However, Paula, a treatment coordinator at the practice, had helped me so much in creating a plan that really worked for me. She would walk me through all my procedures and would check in with me whenever I visited, even when we were not scheduled to meet. She has ALWAYS looked out for me.Joanne, one of the hygienists at the practice, was very thorough and patient with me. She also cracks me up.The folks at the front desk, as well as all the dental assistants, were very courteous, patient, kind, and funny. I left every appointment feeling so much better.Everyone made me feel comfortable and welcome. I definitely recommend this practice to anyone who is looking for a great dental care experience.
Giovanni H
Giovanni H
22:39 23 Sep 21
Everyone was amazing! Making the appointments for my family was so easy the staff was friendly and helpful. The hygienists were careful and thorough. The Dr. Patel was nice and gave clear information. We have found our new Dentist!
Heidi Aishman
Heidi Aishman
19:13 02 Sep 21
I love this office. The staffs and Dr.Simon are very warm welcoming and accommodating to all your needs. Super friendly, I came to the right place!!! This office is very well organized and clean. Worth the visit to come here and I am currently living in Bronx. This office is a great place for any service you need done with dental work. Highly recommended for friends and family.
Goldie Mendoza
Goldie Mendoza
12:44 10 Aug 21
Very professional and courteous. Explained everything from start to finish. Very upfront about cost and very patient with all my questions. Made me feel important and not just another patient with a wallet. Staff are Freaking Awesome!!!!!
Steven Johnson
Steven Johnson
14:58 30 Jan 21
This is the best place I could have brought my mom, Dr. Denise and Mimi were a great help to us. They helped us with a financial plan that fit our budget. They are simply the best. 100% recommended.
Jenn MM
Jenn MM
14:05 11 Nov 20

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