Learning More About Toothaches

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Waiting for a toothache to run its course can begin to cause serious pain and problems for your mouth, so always look for signs that a toothache has occurred immediately so that proper treatments can be given. The sooner that a toothache is cared for, the greater the chance you have for oral health success and the potential recovery of the tooth. A toothache consists of an infection that quickly arises due to various incidents that may have happened to your smile.

In situations where you have suffered a severe oral health downturn due to an infection in your mouth, it will need to be treated as soon as possible. However, spotting toothache symptoms is not always easy, so you need to be aware of any changes that occur in your mouth and monitor them as they arise. In situations linked to toothaches, you need to look for noticeable discharge and other visual clues including high fever, chills, facial rashes and signs of inflammation resulting from an abscess or another similar issue with a tooth.

Underlying ailments and causes can also lead to toothaches. If you have a TMJ disorder, wisdom teeth are constantly erupting, you suffer from an oral accident or injury or you’re taking medications to relieve pain, but the pain is still felt even after using the medications, you may be suffering from a known toothache. Furthermore, if you have recently had a tooth extraction and you continue to feel pain 24 hours after a tooth has been extracted, visit your dentist for a comprehensive oral exam to determine if a toothache is present.

Do you wish to learn more about toothaches and their effect on your smile? If so, please call 208-624-3757 to schedule an appointment with the practice of Drs. Toenjes, Brizzee and Orme at our dental office in St. Anthony, Idaho, for your oral health care treatments. Dr. John Toenjes and our expert team look forward to improving your smile!