Do you have a nagging ache or pain in your tooth or the surrounding area? It’s often a sign of a more significant problem with your teeth or gums. A toothache should never be ignored and may be caused by tooth decay, which worsens if left untreated.

Common Toothache Symptoms

  • Throbbing pain
  • Swelling around gums
  • Fever
  • Sharp pain to the touch or when you bite down
  • Tenderness or achiness
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drinks
  • Constant pain

Common Toothache Causes

  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth fracture
  • Damaged filling
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Infected gums
  • Loose or broken filling
  • Infection

Dr. Carmichael Dentistry

No matter what the toothache’s cause is, we help to solve the problem and eliminate the pain. Most often, toothaches result from tooth decay, so we recommend always following good oral hygiene practices. Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse with antiseptic mouthwash 1-2 times a day. Visit your dentist twice a year for professional cleaning to remove plaque and check your oral health for any problems. If you’d like to schedule your next dental appointment with Dr. Carmichael, give us a call at (858) 484-2560 or contact us on our website!