The word “toothache” just makes me cringe!
When your tooth hurts, it can be one of the worst pains that will send a shooting ache down your jaw and your neck.
What causes a toothache?
Toothaches are caused by many different things but the general leading cause of them is tooth decay. Tooth decay happens when you do not take care of your teeth and gums. This allows bacteria to erode your gums and enamel causing the nerves deep in your teeth to be impacted (and your tooth to really ache). Other causes of a toothache might include:
– Grinding your teeth (this is common for people to do especially when they sleep at night)
– A chipped tooth or a missing tooth
– A lesion or cut in your gums that is not healing
– Experiencing recent damage to a filling
Have you experienced any of these events recently? Other symptoms of a toothache might be a headache, pain when you put pressure on your tooth or even a bad taste in your mouth. If you are nodding “yes” to any of the above, let’s explore the topic further and how to get you to a “pain-free” zone!
How do you prevent a toothache?
Prevention is one of my favorite topics! You can easily prevent your tooth from aching by performing good oral care including: brush twice a day, use a mouthwash after you brush, floss your teeth and try to stay away from sugary foods and candy.
Think you might have a toothache? Please come in and see us today. We will take a look at your aching tooth and will ask you some general questions about your oral health. Our goal is to come up with a plan to get you back on track with a healthy mouth as soon as possible.
Please contact us today! We would be happy to help you!
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