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A toothache is not only painful, it is a distraction from the rest of your life, and if left untreated, it will only get worse. At the first sign of a toothache, you should contact Dr. Chad Latino at Chad Latino DDS PA in Waco, Texas.

A toothache can be caused by the buildup of food or other debris between your teeth; an infection in your tooth’s root; a split or crack, or even a sinus infection. The most common cause however, is tooth decay.

If a toothache strikes, call us at 254-230-0737 and we will schedule an appoint for the doctor to see you. In the meantime, you can do the following:

Rinse your mouth with warm water
Floss between your teeth to remove any particles or plaque
Use an over-the-counter pain reliever

Some pain relievers contain benzocaine, but before using those products, talk with us first. Benzocaine has been linked to some health complications, and should never be used for kids under 2 years old without medical supervision. If you do choose a product with benzocaine, do not exceed the recommended dosage.

No matter how bad or how little your tooth hurts contact us at Chad Latino DDS PA at the first sign of an any discomfort.