So, your tooth hurts. It will pass, so it’s no big deal, right? Wrong! A toothache is an accurate indicator that something is wrong inside your mouth that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later.
Many people mistakenly assume that a minor toothache is nothing more than “just a minor toothache” and that it will go away. It is this assumption that gets many people into a great deal of trouble. A toothache is letting you know that there is something going on inside your mouth that needs to be seen, evaluated, and addressed by your dentist as soon as possible. While your toothache could be caused by a popcorn kernel stuck in between your teeth and gums – that needs to be addressed. You may feel silly to go to the dentist and learn that your pain was caused by a popcorn kernel, yet had you allowed that kernel to continue to fester, it would cause a serious infection and/or abscess that would affect both neighboring teeth.
However, many other toothaches are more severe and can cause more severe consequences. A tooth that is damaged from the inside will produce pain. If this pain is addressed and a root canal is the proper treatment, then the tooth is saved and your pain is relieved. However, if this is not addressed and the tooth is damaged or infected from the inside, the tooth will die, causing a whole host of dental problems for your future.
Tooth sensitivity is often not characterized as a toothache, but it should be. Extreme tooth sensitivity is an indicator that your gums have receded and that the tooth roots are exposed. The gums are meant to protect the roots of the teeth, so when they begin to recede they are unable to effectively do their job.
By having your toothache evaluated by a dental professional as early as possible, you can avoid many damaging side effects. A toothache is your best indication that something is wrong inside your mouth! Do not ignore your toothache, because your pain will only get worse and the cause of your toothache will only grow more severe. Contact Family & Cosmetic Dental Care in Johns Creek if you are suffering from a minor or major toothache. We are here for you!
2627 Peachtree Pkwy Suite 440
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: (770) 888-3384