Everyone gets a toothache every now and then, but do you know what could be causing your pain? Sometimes, it can be a cavity, which is most people’s typical thought, but there are many more issues that could be causing soreness in your mouth. Other things that can cause your teeth to hurt are abscessed teeth, a tooth fracture, a damaged filling, chewing gum, grinding your teeth, allergies, or even infected gums.
Symptoms of toothaches can be pain that’s sharp, throbbing, or constant, having pain when pressure is applied to the tooth, swelling around the tooth, a fever, headache, or even foul tasting drainage from the tooth.
As you can see, a toothache can be more than just annoying discomfort and can also have a more severe cause than many people realize. See your dentist if your tooth hurts for more than a day or two or if the pain is severe. Our goal is to take care of your entire mouth, so that your teeth will not only look beautiful but stay healthy to help you prevent toothaches in the future.