The Truth’s in the Tooth: Toothache Facts to Know


Toothaches can be caused by a number of different issues.

If you’ve ever experienced the pain of a toothache, you know how unpleasant it can truly be. The problem with toothaches, aside from the pain, is that they can be caused by such a wide variety of issues, and you can’t truly know the severity until you have it checked by a dentist. This means that you should consult your dentist even if you’re dealing with a minor toothache. A dentist can give you advice on dealing with your toothache, or schedule an appointment if it’s an emergency.

What is causing my toothache?

The causes of toothaches are truly broad, and they aren’t easy to diagnose on your own. Typically, a toothache is a sign that you should pay your dentist a visit. The underlying factors that cause that throbbing pain in your mouth can be minor, but they can also be quite severe. Some causes to be aware of are:

  • Infection
  • Gum Disease
  • Tooth Trauma
  • Ear Infection
  • Temporomandibular joint disease
  • Cavities

What are the Symptoms?

Because of the wide variety of potential causes, many different symptoms can accompany the general pain of a toothache. Some are more troublesome than others, but a good rule of thumb is to always consult a dentist if you are unsure. In addition to the ache you feel, look for symptoms like:

  • Lasting pain
  • Pain when you bite down
  • Fever
  • Swelling
  • A foul-tasting discharge
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing

Preventing Toothaches

The key to preventing toothaches is to practice good dental hygiene. Stick to the standards like flossing and brushing twice a day, and visiting your dentist for a check up and teeth cleaning on a regular basis.

Visit Annapolis Family Dental Care

If you have a toothache and are concerned or just want to schedule your next visit, please contact Annapolis Family Dental Care by calling (410) 267-0766 or visit today! We can give you more information, or schedule your appointment.

Our diligent knowledge of all dental treatments and extensive experience in all fields of dentistry, ensure Annapolis Dental is best suited to care for your oral health. You can also follow Annapolis Dental Care on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.


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