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Drs. Kroll: Ventura Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentist


How to care for cuts and bites for proper healing.

Cut Tongue, Lip or Cheek

How to save a knocked-out baby tooth.

Knocked-out Baby Tooth

How to save a permanent tooth.

Knocked-out Permanent Tooth

What to do if you have lost or loose fillings.

Lost or Loose Fillings

What to do when flossing does not help.

Object Stuck in Mouth

A broken jaw requires immediate care.

Potentially Broken Jaw

A blow to the head requires immediate care.

Severe Blow to the Head

A dental abscess requires immediate care.

Tooth Abscess

How to manage tooth sensitivity until your next appointment.

Tooth Sensitivity

When wisdom teeth cause gum infection.

Wisdom Tooth Infection

How to manage pain caused by wisdom teeth.

Wisdom Tooth Pain

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A severe toothache is a dental problem with multiple potential underlying causes. Extreme tooth decay that’s causing tooth damage and an infection can cause throbbing tooth pain, or trauma or injury to the tooth may be causing your discomfort. Here’s what you need to know about treating a severe toothache.

What to know

The steps you take for treating your severe toothache depend on the suspected cause of your dental pain. If you think you may have an infection or debris that’s causing your toothache, combine a cup of warm water with one teaspoon of salt and swish it around your mouth for 30 seconds. Saltwater will kill some bacteria and promote faster healing. Gently floss around the achy tooth to remove any food particles that might be causing your pain. Examine your tooth to see if it’s broken or cracked to determine if tooth damage is an obvious cause of their discomfort. Apply a cold compress to the site of your painful tooth to reduce swelling and pain. You can also take pain medication, like ibuprofen, to become more comfortable.

Severe Toothache in Ventura - Drs. Kroll

When to seek care

A severe toothache isn’t necessarily a dental emergency, but you should contact us so that we can determine what’s causing your child’s pain. If you have throbbing pain that won’t go away, a pocket of pus in your mouth, fever, or extreme swelling, your severe toothache requires immediate dental care. An infection may be causing your tooth pain; when left untreated, an infection can spread throughout your child’s body, causing serious illness.

Severe Toothache


If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to the ER immediately.

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"Our team will assess your condition and provide recommendations. Call 911 or go to the ER immediately if loss of consciousness, uncontrollable bleeding or swelling impedes breathing.”

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Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentist

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