If you’ve ever had a severe toothache, you know how disruptive it can be. The pain can be simply unbearable!
In fact, maybe you’re experiencing a toothache right now, which is why you’re reading this. Well, here’s the good news: Our Carmichael dentists are eager to help.
What Causes a Toothache?
There are a number of things that could be behind the pain in your tooth, including a(n):
- Infected (abscessed) tooth
- Decayed tooth
- Fractured tooth
- Damaged filling
- Habit of grinding teeth
- Gum disease (gingivitis)
- Sinus headache
As you might imagine, all of these causes are serious – which is why you need to see your dentist right away if you’re suffering from a toothache. By means of a thorough examination, he or she will diagnose the problem and act fast to relieve your pain.
If you’re experiencing constant, severe pain and pressure, accompanied by swollen and highly sensitive gums, there’s a great chance your tooth is infected. It’s especially important that you see your dentist right away, as delayed action could reduce any chance of saving the tooth and could even be dangerous to your health. On the other hand, your dentist may be able to rescue the tooth by means of a root canal, which removes the infected pulp tissue and removes the pain.
One more thing: Just because your tooth pain suddenly disappears doesn’t mean the problem has gone away. In fact, it’s possible that the infection has spread – which could lead to serious complications, and in extreme cases, death.
So, remember: Toothaches are serious. If you’re suffering from one, make an appointment with the emergency dentists at the Marconi Dentistry Group today and we’ll help get you out of pain, and back to health.