A toothache is the pain or discomfort in or around a tooth. It can be an inconvenient and troublesome problem, especially if you don’t know much about it. So, to help you better understand toothaches, we have provided the answers to the following questions:
What causes a toothache?
There are generally many causes of toothaches, like tooth decay, an abscessed tooth, a fractured tooth, a damaged filling, teeth-grinding habits, and infected gums. The only way to know what is creating your specific toothache is to visit with your dentist.
What are the symptoms of a toothache?
The toothache symptoms are:
· Tooth pain that is sharp or throbbing. Some say the pain results only when applying pressure to the tooth while others say the pain is constant.
· Swelling in the gums that lie around the tooth
· A fever or headache
· Having foul-tasting drainage from the infected tooth
When should I see the dentist about the toothache?
It is very important that you see your dentist if:
· The toothache lasts longer than two days
· The toothache is too severe to handle
· You have an earache, fever, or trouble widely opening your mouth
The sooner you identify the problem, the better. The proper identification and treatment of the infection are vital because they prevent the spread of the infection to other areas of your body, like the face, skull, and even the bloodstream.
Our team at Renaissance Dental cares for you and your oral health, which is why we are here to help you if you are currently experiencing a toothache. Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS is happy to help you in any way he can if you simply call 918-272-0707 today and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. We look forward to helping you improve your oral health!