Oftentimes, individuals neglect their oral health care and forget to properly take care of their teeth and gums. If an issue arises with an infection within your tooth, it is known as a toothache. Toothaches typically arise due to an abscessed tooth that has become infected through tooth decay, gum disease or a cracked tooth. If you do ever suffer any form of accident or dental damage that has left you with discomfort in a tooth, visit our team at Steven J. Brazis, DDS for a toothache examination.
Typically, toothaches arise with several symptoms and signs alerting you to their presence. If you have already begun taking pain-relieving medications, but discomfort is still present after using the medications, it could be linked to a toothache. Furthermore, oral inflammation in your face, a fever, a rash, noticeable discharge around a tooth, or debilitating pain that continues to occur can often be linked with toothaches. Furthermore, if you have recently suffered from dental damage in the form of a TMJ disorder, wisdom tooth eruption or an oral accident or injury, you may be at an increased risk for a toothache.
For additional assistance with toothache detection or prevention, we are here to help. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see Dr. Steven J. Brazis and our team at our dental office in Sacramento, California, please contact us at 916-731-5151.