Toothache or tooth pain is caused when the nerve root of a tooth is irritated. It can be very painful if not properly treated.

Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it. Apply a cold compress. Use floss to remove any food trapped between teeth. Apply cold compress. Do not put heat or aspirin on the aching area. Avoid very cold or hot foods because they may make the pain worse.

Call dentist on call to schedule a dental appointment.