Toothaches can be mildly annoying, or they can be so intense they can ruin your whole day. Believe it or not, we get patients that book in complaining about having a toothache for months! If you have a toothache, you don’t want to wait more than a couple of weeks before making a dentist appointment.
What Is A Toothache?
What Causes A Toothache?
A toothache can have many causes, the cause can be incredibly obvious, or underlying!
Common Symptoms Of Toothaches
When a cavity forms on your tooth, it will begin to destroy the enamel. This process can make the tooth sensitive to temperature, and touch! Sometimes a cavity can form on the tooth and it won’t cause any issues, these are minor cavities. If you have a minor cavity, you may never need to even get it filled!
However, cavities will often need to get repaired, here are some complications of cavities if you don’t get them repaired.
- Discomfort & pain
- Sensitivity to hot & cold
- Tooth loss
- Bone loss
- Gum disease
If you notice a cavity early on and get it repaired quickly, it can save you lots of issues!
How To Stop A Toothache?
When Is A Toothache An Emergency?
- Swelling – If your jaw or face is swollen, it may mean the infection has spread.
- Sudden severe pain – It maybe a sign the enamel has been broken through.
- Unexplained fever – This can be a sign of a dental abscess.