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Dental Toothaches

Relief From Dental Pain

Cavities and tooth decay, if left untreated, will lead to toothaches, and root canals.

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Dental Toothaches

What Is a Dental Toothache?

Even though your tooth may ache and you feel miserable, you can still maintain an impressive attitude. When you want to impress your friends about how bad you are feeling, tell them, "I have an odontalgia!" Odontalgia is the impressive word for toothache. A dental toothache simply means you are experiencing pain from your tooth, from the area that surrounds your tooth, or from your jaw line area. Toothaches primarily result from the following dental conditions:

  • You have a dental cavity
  • You have a cracked tooth
  • You have gum disease
  • You have an exposed tooth root

Toothaches can also stem from your jaw joint.

Other factors for toothaches

Surprisingly, medical factors can cause tooth pain, as well. Examples are a heart attack, an ear infection, or a sinus infection. During a heart attack, usually pain radiates down the left arm or chest area. Although rare, sometimes, a toothache or jaw pain indicates limited blood flow to the heart muscle. As for ear and sinus infections, because of their close proximity to the teeth and jaw areas, their infections can spread into the tissues of the mouth and jaw, therefore, imitating the tooth pain associated with a dental condition.

At the start of your tooth pain, you want to call Distinctive Dentistry immediately to schedule an appointment. The way to determine the cause of your toothache involves Dr. Streit or his hygienist taking a dental X-ray. Once they identify the source of your tooth pain, they can recommend the appropriate restorative treatment.

Get Toothache Relief at Distinctive Dentistry

Your routine dental care prevents and fights against tooth decay and cavities; however, when you experience a toothache or tooth pain, it usually is a sign a cavity is in the making. Unfortunately, by the time you are experiencing tooth pain, the damage to your tooth is getting worse. Visit Distinctive Dentistry as soon as possible.

In addition to tooth pain, you should contact Distinctive Dentistry if you develop any of these signs or symptoms:

  • Red and tender swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Gums that pull away from your teeth, which may make your teeth seem longer
  • A bad taste that lingers in your mouth
  • Unexplained bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Out of alignment teeth
  • Sensitive teeth to sweet and hot or cold foods or beverages
  • Painful brushing or cleaning certain teeth or areas
  • Pain when you bite down or chew food

When Dr. Streit remedies your cavity before you experience pain or develop any of the symptoms above, you may avoid the need for additional in-depth treatment.

Remember; even though you may think your teeth and mouth are fine, by scheduling a routine dental check up and dental cleaning, you are practicing good dental care habits leading to good, preventive measures for the best possible dental care.

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