Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Toothaches

Toothaches can often be the result of something as simple as a cavity. However, it’s important to see a dentist when a toothache arises, as it can be caused by something much more serious. In fact, there’s a variety of dental issues that can contribute to toothaches, and some of these issues could require immediate treatment.  

At the offices of Robert Rosenfeld DDS in Solana Beach, we know how crucial it can be to visit a dentist the moment a toothache sets in. At our practice, Dr. Rosenfeld can assess your mouth, determine the cause of your toothache, and treat it accordingly. First, we’d like to inform our patients about the causes of toothaches and what symptoms they should look for. Let us fill you in.

What Your Toothache Could be Telling You

Like we said, your toothache could be a warning sign of a more serious issue. In an effort to protect your teeth from further problems, you should be aware of what is potentially causing your toothache. Take a look at some common causes below:

 

  • Cavities
  • Damaged fillings
  • Gum infections
  • Cracked teeth
  • Infected teeth
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)

As you can see, some causes of toothaches can be quite serious. Gum disease and infected teeth require prompt treatment, as they can worsen if not addressed immediately. Regardless of their cause, if you’ve been experiencing a toothache, you should consult Dr. Rosenfeld.

Common Symptoms

Recognizing toothaches right away can be critical to the health of your teeth. No matter the level of pain, you should always be concerned about tooth pain. If you’ve noticed any of the symptoms that follow, consider contacting our office to schedule an appointment. Here are several symptoms of toothaches:

 

  • Fevers or headaches
  • Sharp pain to hot and/or cold
  • Throbbing, or constant tooth pain
  • Pain when chewing
  • Pain from applied pressure to teeth
  • Swelling around teeth
  • Swollen gums
  • Foul taste in mouth

Treating Toothaches

Depending on the severity of the cause of your toothache, treatment will vary. For instance, a cavity only requires a filling, whereas an infected tooth may require a root canal. Whichever the case, we recommend every patient receives prompt treatment for their tooth pain.

If you’re suffering from a toothache, be sure to contact us immediately to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenfeld. He proudly serves patients in the Solana Beach area, and will get your teeth back to full health. Call us at 858.755.1189 for more information.