While the word toothache itself seems like enough of an explanation for dental pain, a toothache can be indicative of a myriad of underlying problems and can manifest itself in many ways. The discomfort of a toothache can range from mild to severe with pain that may be momentary, comes and goes, or is ongoing and constant. You may feel a sharp pang when eating or drinking hot and cold food or beverages. In some cases, even the pressure of biting down or touching the affected tooth or area can cause exquisite discomfort. It can also be hard to decide if the pain is coming from your upper or lower tooth or if it is, in fact, a toothache or something else like a sinus problem or an earache.
Some of the most common reasons for tooth sensitivity and pain include:
If you are experiencing a toothache, it’s essential to contact our office for timely care. An untreated toothache will continue to damage the involved tooth, compromise your oral health, and impact your overall wellbeing. The goal is preventing further problems, quickly resolving infections, alleviating discomfort, and getting you back on the road to health.