Many things including cavities or an abscess can cause a toothache. Many other causes can be serious, so it is always better to contact us at Smile 32 Dental Centers for treatment.
Cavities or Abscesses Causing Toothaches
If you feel pain from eating sweats and the pain disappears quickly, you most like have a cavity, or caries, which is a hole in the tooth caused by tooth decay. We always advise that you take care of this right away, as the damage may become more severe as time goes by. Call us at Smile 32 Dental Centers for an appointment.
An untreated severe cavity can cause a periapical abscess, or abscessed tooth, an infection of the tissue inside of a tooth with a dead nerve. An abscess occurs when the fluid inside the tooth builds up. The tooth becomes sensitive to touch and we advise immediate treatment to reduce the pain and stop infection.
Other Cause of Toothaches
Sinusitis, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Temporomandibular Dysfunction, Angina, earaches, and some cancers are some disorders that may cause the sensation of a toothache. Please consult Smile 32 Dental Centers to receive a diagnosis.
Advice for Toothaches
A toothache may not be a dental problem. That is why a diagnosis is essential. Smile 32 Dental Centers can determine if the problem is with the tooth and give early treatment to ensure that the problem doesn’t persist or get worse. A cavity can be filled to prevent an abscess. A root canal can be a treatment for an abscess instead of tooth removal. Extraction is always the last resort and only performed when the tooth is too far-gone and when it may cause damage to the mouth.