Understanding your Toothache: Helpful Facts

Do you have a throbbing or shooting pain in your mouth? Toothaches are not fun. When you have one, it can be difficult to concentrate on anything else. Tooth pain is a sign that something is wrong, and you should never ignore it. We can evaluate and treat your toothache before the problem gets worse. The following facts can help you understand more about toothaches and their causes.

Toothaches: The Symptoms

The primary symptom of a toothache is pain, but this can manifest in different forms. Tooth pain and related symptoms may be described in the following ways:

Sharp or throbbing pain

Shooting Pain

Pain that only occurs when pressure is applied to the tooth

Unpleasant taste

Fever, headache, or general malaise

Underlying Causes of Toothaches

Tooth pain occurs when the soft center of a tooth becomes inflamed. Inadequate cavity prevention leading to subsequent tooth decay is not the only possible cause of a toothache. Inflammation may also be due to the following:

Damaged dental fillings

Gum disease

Infection at the root of the tooth

Chipped or broken teeth

Tooth-grinding or jaw-clenching

Common Toothache Triggers

Certain behaviors and foods may trigger the onset of tooth pain or make an existing toothache worse. Potential triggers include the following:

Biting into something hard

Cold or hot foods and beverages

Candy or sweet foods

Clenching teeth or putting pressure on the affected tooth

Get the Care You Need

At Bayberry Dental Care in Tinley Park we offer many pain-free ways to manage dental problems like cavities. To learn more about cavity prevention and treatments for tooth pain and other symptoms, contact us today!!!

Call Bayberry Dental Care in Tinley Park office today at (708) 802-8300 or request an appointment online. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.

At Bayberry Dental Care — the dental practice of Tinley Park dentist Dr. Kathleen Falsey & Dr. Kha ( Kyle) Nguyen , we believe that having a healthy and beautiful smile helps you live a better life. As a result, we offer you and your family a unique dental experience by providing modern, compassionate and affordable comprehensive dental care. Contact us today or request a convenient appointment online. We look forward to welcoming you to Bayberry Dental Care and helping you achieve your optimal smile and oral health.

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