National Toothache Day

toothacheIt’s one of the worst feelings in the world. You are just going about your day and then all of a sudden…a toothache! Lucky for you we are here no matter the time of day to help you with all your tooth aches and pains. Because usually they never come at a convenient time. Toothaches are literally the worst. 

One of the worst parts of tooth pain when compared to other bumps and bruises, is that you can’t see where it is coming from most of the time. Most times you will have to go see your local Lindale dentist get relief because this pain is not likely to go away on its own. 

So what are the most common causes of toothaches? 

Causes of a Toothache

There can be several causes of tooth pain. The best way to find out the reason behind your toothache is to visit your local Lindale dentist to have an exam with imaging if needed.  When you are seeing your dentist for the treatment they will also probably ask you about how the pain came on, so it is important to note whether the pain came on slowly or suddenly. Some common causes of tooth pain are:

  • Gum Disease
  • Tooth Decay
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Tooth Eruption (In Younger Children)
  • Grinding Teeth
  • Abscessed Tooth
  • Sinus Infection

Symptoms You May Experience With a Toothache

toothacheDepending on the type of tooth pain you are experiencing, your symptoms could vary.  However, the most common cause of a toothache is tooth decay. This is usually accompanied by pain while drinking hot or cold beverages. This is because the pulp inside of your tooth where the nerves are located is irritated. Other types of symptoms could include:

  • Swelling around the tooth
  • Fever
  • Bad Breath
  • Pus
  • Pain that is only present when pressure is applied

When to Seek Dental Help For a Toothache 

If you find yourself in severe pain, do not wait to seek dental help. We are available on standby at all hours of the day to help you with your dental emergencies. It is always better to reach out if you feel the need. Be sure to save our number in case you find yourself with a toothache. And to keep those toothaches away, it is always best to schedule your semi-annual appointments to catch any minor dental issues before they get to be a bigger problem. (903) 231-6605