Oral Health Outliers: Toothaches

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Are you aware of the common causes of toothaches and what you can do to protect your smile? If for any reason you are suffering from a toothache, you need to make sure that appropriate care can be given to receive the smile that you desire. Oftentimes, toothaches are caused by common oral health conditions such as gum disease, tooth decay or a cracked tooth. Not only will you need to treat the underlying condition, but appropriate treatments for the toothaches need to be given to potentially save the tooth. To help determine if a toothache is present, look for its common signs and symptoms.

Treating your mouth and keeping it safe includes making sure that any underlying conditions or risks are minimized. However, just like gum disease, toothaches may often be hard to detect if you are not paying attention. In order to keep your mouth safe from the risk of toothaches, always inspect your mouth for signs of damage that may be occurring. If you are suffering from a toothache, often times it can produce various symptoms including fevers and facial rashes that may be difficult to treat properly.
There are several causes of toothaches that can easily increase your risk for suffering from one, including the following:

-periodontal disease, also known as gum disease
-cracked or fractured teeth that allow bacteria to enter the pulp of a tooth
-extreme enamel loss, including cavities
-tooth decay
-TMJ disorders
-wisdom teeth eruption
-oral accidents or injuries

If you are suffering from a toothache or believe that you are suffering from a toothache, you will need to visit your dentist.

Are there any remaining questions you have about toothaches? To improve your smile with toothache prevention and care, you are welcome to schedule a visit to our dentist in Medford, Oregon. Dr. Bryan and Dr. Davis and our team at Northwest Dental Associates look forward to making your smile shine! To contact us, please call our dental office at 541-779-3993.