What You Should Know About Toothaches

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Do you have a toothache that continues to annoy you? If so, the most frequent cause of an actual toothache is damage to your pulp within the root of a tooth. Thus, it must be treated. In addition, if the pulp is damaged, it could lead to more serious problems, including infection and tooth loss.

A toothache occurs due to damage to your nerve endings with your pulp. Your pulp could be damaged from blunt trauma or the breakdown of tooth enamel by cavities or other types of enamel loss. Treating your pulp is crucial to lowering your chance of tooth failure associated with toothaches.

Typical signs and symptoms of toothaches to look for include the length and severity of the pain you feel. If your pain persists for longer than a day, you may be at an enhanced risk for tooth infection beyond a minor toothache. In addition, look for facial swelling, facial rashes, high fevers, chills, noticeable discharge, inflammation, or the growth of an abscess, as all of these are potential signs of a toothache that must be treated.

Keeping your teeth clean ensures toothaches will not be able to harm you. To schedule an appointment with Dr. John Bosak, Jr. and our team at our dentist office in Granada Hills, California, simply give us a call at 818-368-5676. Come on in to learn more about your options to get the bright and healthy smile you’ve always wanted!