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What Your Toothache Is Trying to Tell You and Why You Should Listen

Posted on 2/2/2024 by Weo Admin
Image of a woman touching her cheek that could have oral cancer. When your teeth begin to ache, this is an alarm that something is wrong with your dental health- not just a plain toothache. If you ignore a toothache, the risk is irreversible dental and general health damage.

Formation of Cavities

Dental decay refers to the dissolving of tooth enamel by harmful bacteria that produce acids that form cavities. A toothache might indicate that the cavity has developed to a stage where they may need assistance from a dental professional.

Minimize Additional Harm

A toothache can be addressed in time to prevent the need for more significant and costly dental procedures later on. If not adequately addressed, dental diseases can severely affect your health.

Dental Problems

Gum disease, ranging from less severe cases such as gingivitis to more serious ones like periodontitis, is a cause of toothaches. The problems caused by gum disease include inflammation of the gums, loss of teeth, and even cardiovascular issues and diabetes.

Dental Abscess

Severe pain, together with swelling and fever, may indicate the presence of an abscess. Abscesses are dangerous infections that, without treatment, will spread to other body parts.

Tooth Fracture

A toothache could signify a chipped tooth due to bite force or physical injury. If a cracked tooth is not treated, it can cause further complications.

A Wisdom Tooth Loss

Difficulties with the wisdom teeth can also occur. A common symptom is pain as the teeth erupt through the gums. Pain in the posterior region of the mouth could be caused by an impacted wisdom tooth, which may result in infection, inflammation, and pain.

Infectious Sinusitis

It may be surprising, but a sinus infection can cause toothaches. Sinus pressure on dental nerves can cause toothache.

In case of a toothache, you should first visit our dentist. They are trained to locate the root of your discomfort and recommend relief. Remember that a toothache is more than just an irritation - it signifies something that needs your attention.

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