National Toothache Day: Understanding the Causes and Treatments

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February 9th is National Toothache Day, and at Garn & Mason Orthodontics, we are dedicated to educating families in Mesa, Queen Creek, and Chandler/Gilbert, Arizona about the importance of good oral health and preventing toothaches. Our three convenient locations make it easy for families in the surrounding areas to access quality orthodontic care. 


What Causes a Toothache? 

A toothache can be caused by a variety of factors, including decay, gum disease, a cracked tooth, or a problem with a filling. Toothaches can be accompanied by pain, swelling, and sensitivity, making it difficult to eat, talk, or even sleep. 


How Orthodontists Can Help 

Orthodontists not only specialize in straightening teeth but also in ensuring that their patients have healthy teeth and gums. We can identify and diagnose the cause of your toothache, and work with your general dentist to develop a treatment plan to relieve your pain and restore your oral health. 


Preventing Toothaches 

The best way to prevent toothaches is to practice good oral hygiene, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist and orthodontist regularly for cleanings and check-ups. Additionally, protecting your teeth from injury, such as by wearing a mouthguard while playing sports, can also help prevent toothaches. 


Relieving Toothaches 

If you or your child is experiencing a toothache, it is important to see a dentist or orthodontist right away. In some cases, over-the-counter pain medication or a cold compress can provide temporary relief, but a dental professional will be able to diagnose the underlying cause and provide more effective treatment. 


At Garn & Mason Orthodontics, we are proud to serve families in Mesa, Queen Creek, and Chandler/Gilbert, Arizona, and help them achieve and maintain healthy, pain-free smiles. We provide quality orthodontic care and educate families about the importance of good oral health. If you or your child is experiencing a toothache, don’t wait. Fill out our appointment request form on our website and let us help you find relief. 



National Toothache Day is a great reminder of the importance of taking care of our teeth and gums. By practicing good oral hygiene, visiting the dentist and orthodontist regularly, and seeking treatment promptly if a toothache occurs, we can maintain healthy, pain-free smiles. If you or your child needs orthodontic care in Mesa, Queen Creek, or Chandler/Gilbert, Arizona, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. 

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