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Can soft drink really harm my teeth?

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How can I fill gaps between my teeth?

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Gaps between teeth, known medically as diastema, can be corrected in several ways depending on the size of the gap and your overall dental condition. Options range from dental bonding and veneers to orthodontic treatments. At Royal Dental Whittier, I assess your unique situation to recommend the most effective and least invasive treatment to achieve your goals. It's all about getting the result you want in a way that benefits your long-term oral health.

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Can brushing too hard cause a toothache?

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Brushing too hard can certainly contribute to tooth sensitivity and mild toothache due to gum recession or enamel erosion. If you experience tooth pain and you're using a hard-bristled toothbrush or applying excessive pressure while brushing, consult us at Royal Dental Whittier for personalized advice on proper oral hygiene techniques.

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Can toothache cause sinus problems?

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In some cases, a toothache in the upper jaw can be related to or exacerbate sinus issues because of the close proximity of the sinus cavities to the upper jaw. If you're experiencing both sinus issues and a toothache, consult with us at Royal Dental Whittier to determine the best treatment plan.

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Can a toothache cause swollen glands?

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Yes, an infection related to a toothache can sometimes cause swollen lymph glands in the neck. This is a sign that your body is fighting off an infection and is a cue to seek dental treatment at Royal Dental Whittier as soon as possible.

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Is it normal for a toothache to bleed?

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Bleeding is not typically a symptom of a toothache and could indicate gum disease or another dental issue. If you experience bleeding along with tooth pain, please consult with us at Royal Dental Whittier for a full examination.

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Can a toothache cause nausea?

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Severe pain or infection from a toothache could potentially lead to feelings of nausea or even vomiting, although this is uncommon. If you're experiencing these symptoms, it's crucial to consult us at Royal Dental Whittier for immediate treatment.

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What does it mean if a toothache suddenly stops?

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If a severe toothache suddenly stops, it could mean that the pulp inside the tooth has died, eliminating the pain but not the infection. The absence of pain is not an indicator that the problem has resolved. Please visit us at Royal Dental Whittier for a comprehensive evaluation.

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Can toothaches cause neck pain?

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 In some cases, the pain from a severe toothache can radiate to the neck. This is usually due to the network of nerves that are interconnected in the facial and neck regions. If you experience this, it's important to get a diagnosis from Royal Dental Whittier for appropriate treatment.

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How quickly should a toothache be treated?

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The urgency of treating a toothache depends on its severity and accompanying symptoms. If you have a high fever, swelling, or severe pain, seek immediate dental care at Royal Dental Whittier. Even mild toothaches should be evaluated to prevent them from becoming more serious issues.

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Can a toothache be psychosomatic?

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While most toothaches have a physical cause, stress and psychological factors can sometimes amplify the perception of pain. It's essential to have a thorough dental examination at Royal Dental Whittier to rule out any physical issues before considering a psychosomatic cause.

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Does smoking worsen a toothache?

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Smoking can indeed exacerbate a toothache and slow down the healing process. The chemicals in tobacco products can irritate the affected tooth and gums. I strongly recommend avoiding smoking if you have a toothache and visiting us at Royal Dental Whittier for a diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Can toothache affect my eyesight?

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While it's very uncommon, severe dental infections left untreated could potentially spread and affect other parts of the body, including vision. However, this is extremely rare and would require the infection to progress significantly. Immediate dental treatment at Royal Dental Whittier can almost always prevent such severe complications.

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Can I exercise if I have a toothache?

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While light exercise is generally fine, strenuous exercise might intensify a toothache due to increased blood flow to the area. If you have a severe toothache, it's best to focus on getting a diagnosis and treatment at Royal Dental Whittier before resuming your regular exercise routine.

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Does cold water help a toothache?

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How should I clean my mouth if I have a toothache?

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If you have a toothache, continue your regular oral hygiene practices but be extra gentle around the affected area to avoid exacerbating the pain. Consider using a soft-bristled toothbrush and avoid using oral hygiene products that irritate your mouth. It's also crucial to consult us at Royal Dental Whittier to identify and treat the underlying cause of your toothache.

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What does it mean if a toothache is throbbing?

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A throbbing toothache usually indicates an active infection or inflammation. The throbbing sensation is due to the inflamed tissues and increased blood flow to the area. A throbbing toothache can be severe and should prompt an immediate visit to Royal Dental Whittier for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Can toothache cause dizziness?

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It's relatively uncommon for a toothache to cause dizziness. However, severe pain or infection could potentially lead to symptoms like dizziness, especially if associated with fever or other systemic symptoms. If you experience this, please consult with us at Royal Dental Whittier immediately.

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Can toothache cause jaw pain?

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Yes, a severe toothache can cause jaw pain, especially if the affected tooth is infected or if you have been clenching your jaw due to the pain. In some cases, what starts as a toothache can radiate into the jaw, making prompt diagnosis and treatment at Royal Dental Whittier crucial for alleviating both the tooth and jaw pain.

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What is the best painkiller for a toothache?

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Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen can be effective for short-term relief of toothache. However, I strongly recommend visiting Royal Dental Whittier for a comprehensive diagnosis to identify the root cause of the toothache. Simply masking the pain without treating the underlying issue can lead to complications.

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Can toothache spread to other teeth?

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What is the cost of treating a toothache?

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The cost of treating a toothache can vary depending on the underlying issue and required procedures. Your insurance may cover part of the cost. We provide various financing options at Royal Dental Whittier to make treatments affordable.

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Do toothaches cause bad breath?

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A toothache itself may not cause bad breath, but the underlying issues like infection or decay that cause the toothache can lead to bad breath. Proper diagnosis and treatment at Royal Dental Whittier will typically resolve both the toothache and associated bad breath.

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Can a broken filling cause a toothache?

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Absolutely, a broken or lost filling can expose the sensitive inner layers of your tooth, resulting in a toothache. If this happens, you should visit Royal Dental Whittier for a replacement filling or alternative treatment options.

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Is sensitivity to hot or cold a type of toothache?

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Yes, sensitivity to hot or cold can be considered a form of toothache and may indicate enamel erosion or a cavity. If you experience prolonged sensitivity, an evaluation at Royal Dental Whittier will help us determine the best course of treatment.

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Why does my toothache get worse at night?

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Toothaches can seem more intense at night due to less distraction and the position of your head while lying down, which may increase blood flow to the affected area. If you notice this pattern, it's best to schedule an appointment with us at Royal Dental Whittier.

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Can a toothache cause fever?

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A toothache accompanied by fever may indicate a dental abscess or infection, requiring immediate attention. Please contact Royal Dental Whittier as soon as possible in such cases, as untreated dental infections can have serious consequences.

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Are toothaches common during pregnancy?

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Hormonal changes during pregnancy can increase the risk of dental issues like gum inflammation, which can sometimes lead to toothaches. If you're pregnant and experiencing dental discomfort, consult with us at Royal Dental Whittier for specialized care.

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Can toothaches be prevented?

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Many toothaches, particularly those caused by cavities or gum disease, can be prevented with good oral hygiene practices, regular dental check-ups, and a balanced diet. During your visits to Royal Dental Whittier, we can provide more personalized preventive strategies.

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Can toothaches go away on their own?

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How long does a toothache usually last?

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Can children get toothaches?

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Yes, children are also susceptible to toothaches, usually due to cavities or erupting teeth. If your child complains of a toothache, please schedule an appointment with us at Royal Dental Whittier for an examination and suitable treatment options.

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Can toothache affect my sleep?

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Absolutely, a severe toothache can disrupt your sleep due to persistent pain. Lack of sleep can compound your stress and overall well-being, making it all the more crucial to get your toothache assessed and treated at Royal Dental Whittier.

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Is it normal for a toothache to cause headaches?

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While not typical, a severe toothache can sometimes lead to headaches due to shared nerve pathways. If you're experiencing both symptoms concurrently, it's essential to schedule an evaluation at Royal Dental Whittier to determine the root cause and plan an effective treatment strategy.

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Can stress cause a toothache?

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Stress itself is unlikely to cause a toothache, but it can exacerbate teeth grinding or clenching, which may in turn lead to tooth discomfort. If you suspect stress-related dental issues, let us know during your visit to Royal Dental Whittier so we can offer appropriate solutions.

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Can a toothache be a sign of a more serious condition?

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What does it mean if my toothache comes and goes?

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How can I relieve a toothache at home?

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While home remedies like warm saltwater rinses can offer some relief, these are only temporary solutions. If the pain persists, it's crucial to schedule an appointment with us at Royal Dental Whittier for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan tailored to your needs.

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Can I take over-the-counter medication for a toothache?

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Over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen can provide temporary relief from a toothache but should not replace a dental consultation. Prolonged use of such medication without addressing the root cause can lead to more serious issues. At Royal Dental Whittier, we aim to diagnose and treat the source of the problem rather than just manage symptoms.

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Should I see a dentist immediately for a toothache?

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 If your toothache is severe, accompanied by swelling or fever, or lasts longer than a day or two, I highly recommend you see a dentist as soon as possible. Ignoring a toothache can lead to more severe dental issues and even systemic infection. Please contact us at Royal Dental Whittier for an urgent appointment if you experience these symptoms.

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What causes a toothache?

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Toothaches can result from a variety of issues ranging from tooth decay, gum disease, and dental abscesses to more trivial concerns like food impaction between teeth. At Royal Dental Whittier, we perform a comprehensive examination, often using X-rays, to identify the root cause of your discomfort and suggest the most effective treatment plan.

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