Toothaches are a common dental problem and are characterized by pain from the tooth, the area surrounding a tooth or the jawline area near a particular tooth. Occasionally, a toothache will stem from the jaw joint. Common causes of toothaches include:
Toothaches may also be the result of other medical conditions, such as ear infections, sinus infections and heart attacks.
When you come to our practice with a toothache, our dentist will take X-rays of your teeth and supporting structures and examine your mouth to determine the source of your discomfort. After diagnosing the cause of your toothache, we will design a treatment plan to relieve your pain and help you regain your oral health.
If you have a toothache, you may also develop symptoms other than pain. If you experience any of these symptoms, it may be a sign that you require more extensive treatment. Please inform our dentist and team if you notice any of the following symptoms:
We strongly encourage you to schedule and keep all routine appointments for preventive care. This will help prevent toothaches and other dental problems so that you can continue enjoying a healthy smile.
If you have any questions about toothaches or wish to set up an appointment with our dentist, contact our office today!