Toothaches are considered a dental emergency no matter how minor the pain is. While it could possibly be caused by a minor issue, there are cases in which the toothache’s root cause is quite serious yet very little pain or no pain is initially experienced by the patient. If have a toothache, see your best dentist in El Monte
When a patient has a toothache, he or she experiences tooth pain, and/or gum pain, and sometimes mouth and jaw pain. While the symptoms are basically the same, the severity and the root cause are not. Toothaches can be caused by numerous conditions. The pain range of a toothache can vary greatly from very mild to extremely severe. Some are obvious and some are not. Some obvious causes of toothaches include: a permanent tooth that is knocked out, dislodged or avulsed, a cut inside the mouth or on the cheek. Certain disorders can cause toothaches. For example, TMD, which is a joint disorder of the jaw joint can present with tooth pain. Some other common causes of toothaches include: cavities, a cracked or fractures tooth and gum disease. There are some causes of toothaches that seem minor but can be life threatening such as an abscess. An abscess is a puss-filled infection in between the gums and the tooth. The pain level may initially be minor and then will usually suddenly worsen and will quickly turn into an intense, sharp, throbbing pain. An abscess can quickly spread to other areas of the body such as the jaw and neck. It can get into the bloodstream and can potentially lead to a life threatening disease (blood infection) called sepsis. Because toothaches can become very serious, even the minor ones should never be ignored. The only way to determine the severity of the condition is to be evaluated by your best dentist in El Monte who will determine the root cause and properly and promptly treat the condition.
If you have a toothache, contact our office immediately. We’ll get you in to see our best dentist in El Monte
By Alfonso E. Martinez DDS, Inc.
August 23, 2018