Suffering from Toothache in Little Falls, NJ?
Toothache is one of the most common reasons why patients visit Dr. Shahmehdi’s Picture Perfect Smile and the primary cause of Toothache for most patients is tooth decay. Get immediate relief from Toothache, call us at (973) 256-2222 today.
Causes of Toothache
Toothache happens when the pulp (the central part of the tooth) is infected. The pulp consists of very sensitive nerve endings that may suffer from inflammation. Aside from tooth decay tooth pain or toothache may be caused by:
- Tooth fracture
- Gum infection
- Filling damage
- Teeth grinding
- Tooth abscess
Symptoms of Toothache
Many patients that come to our clinic in Little Falls complain about their toothaches in various ways. You may feel constant pain, throbbing pain, sharp pain, or pain when you apply pressure to the damaged tooth. Some patients also suffer from fever and headache due to the swelling in the area of the tooth. Symptoms may also include:
- Extreme tooth sensitivity
- Gum bleeding
- Trauma around the affected tooth
- Pain when chewing or eating
- Abscess due to infection
You can avoid toothache and many other dental problems by keeping your teeth clean and healthy. This involves brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly for oral cleaning. Keeping a good oral hygiene can prevent tooth decay, which is the leading cause of toothache. Another way to prevent toothache is keeping a healthy diet and eating foods that are low in sugar.
Patients at Picture Perfect Smile undergo comprehensive evaluation for accurate diagnosis of Toothache and the underlying cause. The treatment for Toothache may vary depending on the cause. For less severe tooth damages caused by cavity, a filling may be done. However, in more serious cases, your Little Falls Dentists may possibly do a tooth extraction, or a root canal treatment if the Toothache is due to a nerve infection. Your doctor will most likely prescribe you with antibiotics in order to reduce the pain and inflammation.
Make sure to consult your dentist right away if you are experiencing severe toothache or if are suffering from pain from more than two days. Early treatment and diagnosis of your dental condition can help prevent further damage to other parts of your face, skull, or possibly in your bloodstream.
Call Dr. Shahmehdi’s Picture Perfect Smile at (973) 256-2222 or inquire about our Dental Services. We also serve the communities of Cedar Grove, North Caldwell, West Caldwell, Totowa, Wayne, Woodland Park and Lincoln Park.