If you have a pain in your mouth and gums, it may be due to a toothache. Usually, a toothache is caused when the nerve endings in your pulp are damaged. A damaged pulp can arise due to an assortment of factors, including oral accidents, tooth loss, infections, or tooth decay.
Even though trivial pain and discomfort may arise, some cases of toothaches can be quite severe and require the care of a professional.
There are a wide variety of causes that can lead to a damaged pulp. Oral injuries, catastrophic tooth loss, tooth extractions, infections, tooth decay, deep cavities, extreme tooth enamel loss, and others are all likely to result in the destruction of your pulp and its nerve endings within it. As with all oral ailments, seek treatment from your dentist.
Various treatments can be implemented to determine how serious your toothache is. If your pain continues after using pain relieving medications, or if your tooth appears visibly worse after 24 hours, you should seek dental help. If you are showing any signs of discharge, rashes in your mouth or on your face, or if you experience any fevers or chills, it could be a sign that your toothache is getting worse.
For additional help with toothaches, Dr. Amirhassan Pouradib and our team at Preferred Dental are here to give you the smile you desire. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Santa Rosa, California, please contact us at 707-544-8338 to speak with a member of our team. A happy smile is a healthy smile!