Toothaches and Dental Emergencies
How to spot if you have a toothache
A toothache refers to the sensation of pain around a particular tooth. There are various types of toothaches, both in severity and in how they manifest themselves. Toothaches are common symptoms to various oral conditions. There are various causes, symptoms, and preventative measures to toothaches and dental emergencies.
- Biting into hard foods
- Blunt trauma
- Bad dental hygiene
- Oral disease
- Consuming harmful foods or drinks
- Pain when eating
- Pain when brushing
- Persistent pain or soreness
Some things you can do to prevent toothaches are engaging in good dental hygiene, brushing for 2 to 3 minutes with fluoridated toothpaste, brushing along the gum line, flossing regularly, and scheduling your bi-annual dentist visit.
During your visit, we will conduct a comprehensive exam to make sure we know exactly what is going on with your teeth. Then, we will identify what bad habits, or foods you have been eating that have been causing toothaches. After that, we will give you guidelines and tips you can follow to ensure your teeth stay pain-free.