Is It A Toothache?

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Have you ever had agonizing pain that just won’t go away? It’s possible you could have a toothache. Toothaches can come and go, but shouldn’t be overlooked. They can cause disruption throughout your day and night. Premier Dentistry in South Charlotte understands the importance of recognizing a toothache and the importance of treating.

What causes a toothache?
• Grinding or bruxism
• A chipped or broken tooth
• Severe tooth decay
• An abscessed tooth

Understanding the severity of a toothache is important. A stabbing pain can be related to a cracked tooth or decay. A throbbing pain is typically associated with a dental infection. A dental infection needs immediate diagnosis and treatment. Every year thousands of people die from dental infections and Premier Dentistry wants our patients and the community to understand how serious a dental infection is.

A slight discomfort from hot or cold drinks is usually related to receding gums. The area of the tooth not protected by the gums can be sensitive to hot or cold. Your dentist will be able to assist with evaluating and treatment options for receding gums.

Toothaches may be more persistent at times, and most of the time at night. However, you should not overlook a toothache. Waiting to see a dental professional can cause the possible infection to become more severe.

Premier Dentistry in South Charlotte believes strongly in preventative care. It is recommended to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, daily flossing and routine dental check-ups and cleanings. Generally toothaches can be prevented, but when it happens it is important to call your dental provider. Schedule your appointment today with Premier Dentistry in South Charlotte.