A toothache can be caused when the nerve to a tooth is irritated, but there are numerous other reasons for a person to experience tooth pain. Other causes of a toothache can include infection, gum disease, teeth grinding, tooth trauma, an abnormal bite or tooth eruption which is most common in babies and school-age children.
At Woodsboro Dental, we will conduct a complete oral examination to determine the location and cause of the toothache, looking for signs of swelling, redness and obvious tooth damage. One of our qualified dentists may also take x-rays to look for evidence of tooth decay between teeth, a cracked or impacted tooth or a disorder of the underlying bone.
Pain medication and antibiotics may be prescribed to speed the healing of your toothache. If your tooth becomes infected before your visit, treatment may include tooth removal or a root canal procedure, which involves removing the damaged nerve tissue from the tooth.
Contact us immediately at 301-898-7151 if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Swelling around the tooth area
- Facial swelling
- Pain when you bite
- A foul-tasting discharge
- Continuous lasting pain
If you’re having difficulty breathing or swallowing, call 911!