Published: Oct 10, 2018 | By: Richard Caven
Toothaches are never a welcomed thing. At the very least they're uncomfortable, but severe toothaches can be downright debilitating. The good news is that a lot of toothaches are only temporary. However, if you're suffering from a toothache for more than one to two days and it's not getting any better, we strongly recommend getting in with your dentist immediately. There are a variety of toothache causes, which your dentist can get to the bottom of. This post will take a closer look at some of these causes so you can better identify what do discuss with your dentist.
While there are several main causes of toothaches, it's worth noting that the most common cause is a cavity. Usually, cavity-causing toothaches involve extensive tooth decay, and these issues should be addressed immediately or else you could risk more substantial problems, such as a tooth abscess where the root and tissue becomes affected.
Here's a look at some of the other causes of tooth decay:
As is the case with many dental issues, the best way to avoid toothaches is to see your dentist at least once every six months for a proper cleaning. Here, dentists can assess and resolve potential toothache-causing issues before they have a chance to inflict pain. For more information, contact Caven Dental today.
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