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There are various reasons why your teeth might be hurting. Once you have ruled out tooth sensitivity, which is where you eat or drink something hot or cold, and you feel a sudden sharp pain that goes away momentarily, you may have something more serious going on.

A toothache is not a pleasant feeling, especially since it is in your head and difficult to ignore. A toothache is actually a good thing in this regard because it prompts you to action. If your tooth pain refuses to go away, you will want to make an appointment with your dentist to get the help you need.

The dentist will give you a thorough oral exam, including your teeth, gums, jaw, throat, sinus, ears and neck to determine what is going on. If you have tooth pain that is accompanied by constant throbbing, swelling around the tooth, headache, fever, or a nasty-tasting drainage from a tooth, don’t worry, you are in good hands. Your dentist may end up filling a cavity or pulling a tooth, performing a root canal and or prescribing antibiotics.

Don’t be afraid to go to the dentist when unusual pain starts occurring in your mouth. Chances are the pain won’t go away on its own, and the sooner you treat the underlying problem the sooner your mouth will heal and you can flash your pearly whites again pain-free!

Please let us know how we can help you keep your smile bright at 435.867.0644.