A toothache is a term for any pain felt within or around a tooth. There are many reasons why you might have a toothache, and none of them should be ignored.
A toothache often means that the nerve endings in your mouth have been damaged in some way. The nerves in your teeth are found in the innermost part of your tooth, a conglomeration of soft tissue called the pulp. Pulp damage can be caused by a multitude of sources. Jaw related issues such as TMJ disorder or bruxism are known to cause toothaches as well. If you have lost or cracked a tooth due to a violent blow, you will almost definitely experience pain in that area.
Your toothache may be accompanied by a facial rash, high fevers, swelling, and chills. You can treat your toothache with aspirin, ibuprofen, and ice packs. If you continue to experience pain after 24 hours, call our dentist.
If you have a toothache, or if your jaw is giving you any kind of discomfort, you can call Peach Tree Dental so our team can get you in to see Dr. Michael D. Woody as soon as possible. Our dental office is located in Carthage, MO, and we can be reached at 417-358-2233. We look forward to seeing you and your bright smile!