Are you experiencing massive pain from your tooth? Toothaches are a common problem and some symptoms include swelling around your tooth, a fever, headache, or awful-tasting drainage from your infected tooth.
You need dental help and Stoney Trail
Dental is here to provide you with treatment options. How?
Your dentist will begin by taking x-rays
and possibly more tests depending on why he/she believes you have this pain.
X-rays allow your dentist to see deep inside the root of your teeth for any
issues hidden to the naked eye. You will be asked for a medical history and be
given a check-up. Your dentist will ask you a plethora of questions about your
toothache. Gathering this information helps your dentist provide a conclusive
What are some questions your dentist may ask?
- How long have you had this
- Do you have aches and pains
- Have you had toothaches in the
- Have you had recent dental
Your dentist will then determine the ideal
treatment for your situation.
- Root canal
- Medication in conjunction with
dental treatment may be prescribed if you are encountering a fever or swelling
of the jaw
But, why do I have a toothache? There could be many reasons for this including:
- Orthodontic Alignment: You might just need a simple readjustment of your orthodontic appliances. Retainers, braces, and other orthodontic work can cause pressure on your teeth to the point that you experience pain. All you need to do is speak to your orthodontist for an appropriate adjustment that will release your mouth from this uncomfortable pain.
- Grinding: Do you grind your teeth? Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism can cause you to have headaches, cracked teeth, and toothaches. Excessive back and forth movement on your bottom teeth results in soreness.
- Damaged Fillings or Sealants: Perhaps you chipped a filling or broke a sealant without knowing it. You can now be experiencing pain in your teeth due to these vulnerable portions exposed to elements such as food and bacteria.
- Brushing and Flossing Wrong: If you are constantly putting a ton of pressure on your teeth and gums when brushing and flossing, you could be irritating them and creating a toothache.
- Decay: The most common reason for toothaches is tooth decay. If the decay in the tooth reaches the dentin and damages it, your teeth become pain-filled.
Of course, these symptoms can also be
related to other dental issues. Check with your dentist to see if your concern
is actually related to a toothache. Get your teeth feeling better and your
mouth in excellent shape by booking an appointment with your dentist right