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How To Identify A Toothache

added on: January 15, 2018
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Your Most Common Pain Questions Answered

Whether you have dull, lingering discomfort in a tooth or tender, sharp pain that just won’t go away — when you’re struggling with a toothache every minute can feel like an eternity.

Living with any kind of pain can be unbearable, especially when it affects your mouth, head, neck, or jaw. When it comes to your teeth, All About Smiles wants you to know that there’s an effective treatment to help stop your pain. We work with you to determine the underlying cause or causes of your discomfort for fast treatment and future prevention.

Please give our Wilmington dental office a call, if you’re in pain. Waiting to see a dentist will leave you with a toothache and more intensive treatment.

What Is A Toothache?

Tooth pain or sensitivity is no joke. It can leave you unable to focus or go about your daily business. Do you have tooth pain? Identify it here:

  • Constant, throbbing, or sharp pain (with or without pressure on your tooth)
  • Swollen face or gums near your tooth
  • Elevated body temperature (low-grade fever)
  • Bad taste in your mouth

If you have tooth pain along with any one of or all of these additional symptoms, your toothache needs the attention of one of our dentists at All About Smiles. Pain that doesn’t go away signifies something needs fixing. We can help!

What Causes My Toothache?

Cavities and decay are usually why patients come to see us in pain. Other common toothache causes can include:

There’s no time better than now to stop living your life with tooth discomfort or pain in your mouth, head, or jaw. Dr. Lewis Yu will take the time to understand what you’ve been experiencing to provide you a clear, comprehensive solution that will alleviate your anxiety and your discomfort.

Should I See A Doctor Or A Dentist For My Toothache?

If you’re experiencing extreme pain with a consistent, high fever — you may want to consider going to the emergency room if you cannot see the dentist right away. Cavities, abscesses, and other oral health conditions need to be treated by a dentist. If you’ve had a toothache for over 48 hours or you’re having trouble opening your mouth due to pain, please call our office.

How Can I Prevent A Toothache?

Keeping your teeth free from pain starts with regular at-home care of brushing and flossing. We recommend using Ozone-infused water to rinse your mouth and kill bad bacteria that causes cavities and decay. It’s also important to keep your regular appointments with the All About Smiles team. If you’re in pain, we will assess your symptoms and any underlying conditions before talking with you about possible treatment options.

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