If you have a severe toothache, it’s considered a dental emergency. While some toothaches have minor causes, some can be very serious. The severity of a toothache depends on its root cause. For this reason, you should contact a 60174 best dentist at a quality dental practice like Pro Dental Concepts right away so you can be evaluated & promptly treated.
Although toothaches can be caused by many different things, the types of symptoms associated with them are basically the same. Common toothache symptoms can include some or all of the following: throbbing, sharp and/or constant pain, tooth pain that occurs when pressure is applied, painful swollen gums, a bad taste in the mouth (from an infection), a headache and a fever. The severity of symptoms and pain level varies and ranges from mild to severe. Even the most minor toothaches are an indication that there is a dental problem. However, in some cases, toothaches can actually be a sign of a non-dental, general health problem. It’s very important to deal with the problem by addressing the root cause. Possible causes of a toothache include but are not limited to: tooth decay and cavities, gum disease, jaw joint disorders (TMJ) and abscesses. Unless you had an obvious oral injury, the only way to identify the root cause of the tooth pain is to be professionally evaluated by a 60174 best dentist. Therefore, if you have a severe toothache or if you have a persistent, minor toothache, contact an emergency dentist immediately. The sooner you’re diagnosed and treated, the better. Early diagnosis and treatment are very important and in some cases, life-saving. For example, an abscess is extremely serious & requires immediate attention. It’s an infection between the teeth and gums that if not treated quickly enough, can spread to other parts of the body such as the jaw, head and/or neck and it can eventually travel into the bloodstream; which is a life-threatening condition called sepsis.
If you have a toothache, contact our office immediately. We’ll get you seen by our emergency 60174 best dentist as soon as possible.