People love to put off things when they can, but there are some dental issues that need attention right away – particularly toothaches. The pain in your mouth is your body telling you something is wrong. And the longer you wait to come see the dentist, the worse you can expect the toothache to get.
This is why we always recommend that anyone experiencing mouth pain or dental discomfort contact our office immediately. There is no time to lose in identifying the source of the problem and correcting it. Besides, why suffer any longer than you have to?
What is a Toothache?
A toothache is generally defined as any pain in and around the teeth, gums or jaw. This may seem like a pretty broad definition, but often you will find that the pain shooting through your mouth can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint. You may know right away which tooth it is, but you may also experience shooting pains or a dull ache that radiates through multiple teeth. Whatever your symptoms are, they are are probably uncomfortable. They are also likely to get worse as time goes on.
Causes of a Toothache
Your nerves are sending pain signals for a reason. With a toothache, it usually means there is an issue with a cavity, cracked tooth, exposed root or similar problems. There are also instances where the pain is coming from a more serious issue, like an infection in the sinuses or in your ears. Sometimes, toothaches are even caused by heart disease.
One of the reasons why it is so important to get to a dentist when you have a toothache is that it takes a professional to identify the cause of your discomfort. It may be a simple cavity, but it may also be something far more worrisome. A dentist is the best qualified individual to find out what is going on.
We Can Put an End to Your Discomfort
We understand how easy it is to avoid making a dental appointment, especially if you are only experiencing mild discomfort. However, we urge you to contact our office regardless of the severity of the problem. We are happy to schedule you an appointment, take a look at your issue, and provide you with some effective solutions.
If you are suffering from a toothache, please contact our office now. We can help you eliminate the discomfort and get you feeling good as new again.