Factors for a Toothache

Aside from regular checkups, toothaches are one of the most common reasons for people to visit the dentist’s office. According to the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide, toothache is more relevant in today’s society than it has been in the past. In fact, nearly 25 percent of Americans will suffer from a toothache at one point in their lives, and, of that group, many will suffer chronic toothache pain. Toothache is typically caused by an irritated nerve root on or around the tooth. Toothaches can be the result of many different conditions including cavities, tooth infection, tooth decay, tooth injury, or tooth loss. When a patient has a tooth pulled out, pain may remain and impact the surrounding teeth and even radiate into areas of the jaw. Similarly, a toothache can also arise from a neck injury or a condition in the jaw joint called temporomandibular joint or TMJ, which can also cause ear pain and sinus pain.

If you are experiencing toothache and are ready to find some relief, we are here to help you. Call Mission Peak Dental Care in Fremont/Tracy at (510) 790-0590 / (209) 830-7032 to schedule an appointment today.

Experiencing tooth ache can be a painful time, but the dentists at Mission Peak Dental Care know how to help you find relief. In a regular visit, we want to be sure that we identify the root of the problem, so perform a thorough examination to dismiss any possibility of a more severe condition in the mouth such as severe tooth decay and gum disease which can both affected by malignant bacteria growth in the mouth. However, during normal circumstances of toothache, symptoms may include:

  • Pain with chewing food
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold liquids and foods
  • Bleeding around a tooth or the gums
  • Swelling in the jaw or around a tooth
  • Injury or trauma to the jaw, neck, or face.

 

Often times, toothaches and other dental issues can be prevented through basic dental care such as flossing, brushing with fluoride-protected toothpaste, and scheduling regular visits at Mission Peak Dental Care in Fremont/Tracy. If you are experiencing toothache and are ready to find some relief, we are here to help you. Call Mission Peak Dental Care in Fremont/Tracy at (510) 790-0590 / (209) 830-7032 to schedule an appointment today.