A toothache can make it hard to focus on anything else. Fortunately, help is available with Christopher Henes, DDS, and the team at Meridian Dental Care in Englewood, Colorado. If you or a loved one experiences a toothache, schedule an appointment by calling the office or requesting one online today.
A toothache is a type of tooth pain that’s usually limited to just one tooth at a time. The pain can be sharp or dull, and it can be steady or come and go over time.
Because the interior chamber of each tooth contains nerves that transmit pain signals to your brain, you can feel pain within it. You can also experience pain in your gum tissue or the bone tissue that anchors your teeth in place, and it isn’t always easy to determine exactly where the pain is coming from.
Numerous different things can cause a toothache. Sometimes the cause is readily apparent, but there are times when you may not know why you’re in discomfort.
Some of the issues that can cause a toothache include:
Some toothaches originate from conditions that have nothing to do with your dental health, like headaches, sinus problems, or issues with your jaw joint.
It’s important to listen to the messages your body sends. If you experience a severe toothache that lasts longer than a day or two, it’s time to come in for a thorough diagnostic work-up.
Many problems that cause a toothache can be treated when caught early. Letting things go on for too long can make it more challenging to treat the condition and, in some cases, can lead to the loss of a tooth.
Meridian Dental Care offers a wide range of advanced diagnostic tools, including state-of-the-art imaging. Your dentist can determine the source of your pain and create a customized plan for treating the problem.
While you wait for your visit, over-the-counter pain medication can help control your discomfort. You might also try placing an ice pack against the side of your face to control any swelling.
To schedule an appointment for a toothache, call Meridian Dental Care or request an appointment online today.