Toothaches, or tooth pain is a much more common occurrence than any of us would like to experience. The term toothache generally refers to any pain you feel around your teeth or jaws that comes from a dental condition such as cavities, cracked teeth, an exposed root, or even gum disease.
The amount of pain you may be experiencing, which can range from relatively mild to very sharp, will vary based on your condition. You may also notice that the toothache gets better or worse depending on how often you are biting or chewing as well as the temperature, (hot or cold), of the beverages you are drinking.
In order to determine the cause of your tooth pain, a dental professional will need to provide you with a thorough oral examination.
Take a look at this video clip from one of our dental patients, Pam, who had an undiagnosed toothache for over a year before visiting Dr. Mastrovich. It was through the use of a special light that the crack in her tooth was finally diagnosed by Dr. Mastrovich at his Escondido dental office:
Tooth pain is definitely no laughing matter and often times you may need to see more than one dentist if your condition is unable to be quickly diagnosed. Don’t settle for a toothache ruining your quality of life, visit your dentist right away.
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