Have you ever suffered from a toothache? Although pain in your teeth can be quite common, a toothache specifically refers to damage or pain that arises in your mouth due to injuries to the nerve endings in the pulp of a tooth.
If nerve damage occurs, the pain may be felt in several areas of your head, neck or face. Typically, a toothache is present if pain continues in your teeth even after medications are used. Furthermore, if severe pain continues or if you spot noticeable discharge around a tooth, it may be due to a toothache.
Oral accidents and injuries are often a leading cause of toothaches. This includes damage via blunt trauma with teeth knocked out completely or those that have been pulled. If severe pain continues 24 hours after a tooth has been knocked out or removed, visit your dentist. Additional symptoms include high fever, chills, and facial rashes that are present.
Our team at James C. Ma focuses on a variety of toothache treatments to suit all your needs. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. James C. Ma, please book an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Tulare, California. We can be reached at 559-688-4111. We look forward to helping you achieve the successful smile you desire.