Cosmetic, Family, & Emergency Dentists
4110 South Highland Dr. #200
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
(801) 278-8800
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May 02, 2014
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tooth acheIs there an ache in your mouth that is unbearable?  If there is, this may be a toothache and if it is not properly treated it could lead to something worse and more serious.  Our affordable dentist in Salt Lake City describes a toothache as pain around the teeth or jaws.  In many instances, toothaches are caused by tooth or jaw problems such as a cavity, cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, gum disease and many more problems. 
Sometimes, toothaches can be caused by a problem that does not originate in the tooth or the jaw.  Pain around the teeth and the jaws can be symptoms of diseases of the heart, ears, and sinuses.  It is important to recognize a toothache in Salt Lake City right away and to seek treatment immediately in order to protect your body from any further problems. 

Types of Toothaches and What They Mean

There are various types of toothaches, each of which may signify a different type of oral health problem.  Evaluation and diagnosis by our Salt Lake City affordable dentist can determine the type of toothache you are suffering from and its source. 
First of all, if your toothache is characterized by sharp, intermittent tooth sensitivity or pain, it may be a signal of gum recession, enamel loss from over-brushing or aging, wear and tear, or a small dental cavity.  Sensitivity to heat may also signify a small cavity, but it could be the result of an abscess, crack or severe decay.
Other types of toothaches include:
  • Chronic toothaches
  • Intense, throbbing pain
  • Painful eating
  • Back of the jaw pain

Preventing a Toothache is Key

The most important step to preventing toothaches is by establishing a regular oral hygiene routine and sticking with it.  Failure to brush and floss regularly after meals can significantly increase your risk of developing cavities because after you eat bacteria in your mouth feed on sugar and starch producing acid that can eat a hole in your tooth’s enamel.  If the cavity is not filled, it can cause considerable pain and potentially destroy the dentin, pulp and the tooth’s nerve.
Follow these simple tips to help prevent toothaches:
  • Brush at least twice a day, preferably after every meal and snack
  • Floss once a day to prevent gum disease
  • Visit our Salt Lake City family dentist twice a year for oral examinations and a professional cleaning
Regardless of the type, our family dentist in Salt Lake City will evaluate your toothache through oral examination. Once diagnosed, we can offer a proper treatment plan to put an end to your ache. 
November 08, 2013
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Our dentist's at Olympus View Dental work hard to get you out of pain.  We offer 24/7 emergency toothache relief by appointment.  Our team will insure you have the quickest toothache relief possible!  


  • Tooth Decay
  • Fractures
  • Dental Abscess
  • Broken Filling or Tooth
  • Gum Infection
  • Referred Pain From the Jaw or Other Areas


  • Sharp, Stabbing, Achy Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Fever or Headache


  • Over-The-Counter Topical Pain Relief Gels (e.g. Ambesol)
  • Over-The-Counter Temporary Dental Filling Material - This is great if you have a hole in your tooth with an exposed nerve.
  • Over-The-Counter Temporary Dental Cement - This is great if you have a loose crown.
  • Sipping Hot or Cold Water
  • CALL US!!  (801)278-8800  -  Some times there is no other way to find toothache relief without seeing a qualified dentist.


  • Severe Pain That Wont Go Away
  • Significant Area of Swelling In or Around the Mouth
  • Tooth Has Been Received Significant Trauma


  • Our caring dentists specialize in treating toothaches!!  We are able to do what is needed to relieve the pain and restore your teeth back to looking their best.  
  • We strive to be your ONE-STOP DENTAL TREATMENT facility by providing in house root canal therapy, dental extractions, implants, etc.

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Salt Lake City or Holladay area, we're excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatment, practical dental health advice and updates from Drs. Findley, Tidwell, Froerer, or Elder and their staff.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health.

As always, feel free to contact us with any dental questions or concerns.

--The Olympus View Dental Team

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