Causes, Symptoms and Solutions for Toothaches

July 25th, 2019

When you have a toothache, it is hard to stop thinking about it. Here is some information about how you could have ended up with one and what you should do about it. Knowing that the team at Galliano Family Dentistry will be able to help you should make the worries disappear.
Dentist looking at X-Rays.

What are some of the causes of a toothache and how do you know you have one?

There are various causes of a toothache. Some of the more general reasons are a tooth that has experienced some decay, an abscessed tooth, a fractured tooth, a filling that has become damaged, some repetitive movements such as gum chewing or grinding your teeth, or having an infection in your gums. You may not be able to determine whether or not you have one with that list, but if you are experiencing any of the following, it is a good time to get a check up at Galliano Family Dentistry. The pain found in a tooth can be sharp, throbbing or constant. Sometimes the pain only appears when there is pressure on the tooth. You might also notice swelling around the tooth. If there is drainage from the tooth or you can taste something that is off coming from the tooth, that is a warning sign. Additionally, toothaches can lead to fevers and headaches. Especially if any of these symptoms last longer than a day or two, you should make your way to a dentist visit. It is also especially important to make a visit if the pain is severe when you open your mouth wide.

What is the Galliano Family Dentistry Practice Like?

There is a large amount of expertise at the Galliano Family Dentist office. Your initial evaluation will determine what is making your tooth ache, in addition to having a general look at the rest of your teeth to see if any preventative measures for future problems can be done. Patient satisfaction is the highest priority with all team members, so you can expect the highest quality service the entire time you are at the office. Reach out today to get your toothache problems squared away.