Toothaches can appear at nearly any age and can range from very little pain to debilitating pain that makes even speaking or moving your jaw extremely painful. Within your tooth’s root is a small area called pulp which contains your nerve endings. A toothache is commonly caused by damage to these nerve endings.
If you continue to feel pain in a tooth even after taking any pain-relieving medications, you may have damage to the pulp in your tooth. This can also occur if you continue to feel pain 24 hours after a tooth has been knocked out or extracted. However, not all toothaches are strictly linked to pain and could be more visual in nature.
If you see an abscess around a tooth, your pulp may be damaged. Facial rashes, high fevers, irregular chills, and noticeable discharge are all common signs and symptoms of a toothache. If you feel your pulp may be infected or damaged, speak with your dentist as soon as possible to check for possible signs of a toothache.
If you would like to schedule an oral exam at Lawrence Gerhart DDS, simply call our dentist office in Tucson, Arizona, at our number: 520-326-5442. Dr. Lawrence Gerhart and our entire team look forward to making your smile shine!