Most People Do Not Put Enough Urgency Behind a Toothache
Posted on 1/20/2019 by Ralph Becker
Toothaches are quite common and also quite unwelcome; there's nothing quite like the agony of tooth pain. However, many people seem to regard a toothache as a mere inconvenience and may postpone treatment until it gets so bad that it can no longer be ignored.
If you're suffering from a toothache, it's vital that you get immediate treatment for it to prevent permanent damage to your smile.
What are the Hidden Dangers of a Toothache?
If you're noticing a throbbing, aching pain in your mouth, then there's a good chance you want that pain gone. Yet many people disregard the pain and hope that it goes away. The fact is, though, that without dental intervention, the pain will not simply go away. Instead, it'll continue to get worse, negatively affecting your quality of life.
A toothache is your mouth's way of telling you that there's something wrong. Here are three things that it may be trying to tell you:
You Have Tooth Decay. Pain in your tooth is often a clue that you have a cavity. If caught early, treatment is easy and so is your recovery. However, if it is allowed to spread, it can lead to a huge infection and the loss of your tooth.
You Have a Dental Abscess. An abscess is a pocket of pus that forms along your gumline and is caused by a variety of problems, including gum disease and dental caries. If we do not treat it quickly, it can lead to systemic infection, spreading to your brain and body.
You Broke Your Tooth. Were you biting down on crunchy food, or did you get hit while playing sports? A broken tooth is not always painful, but it can lead to an infection inside your dentin. We need to treat it immediately to prevent you from losing your tooth.
A toothache isn't just a minor annoyance. If you're suffering from a toothache, do not delay in calling our office right away.
We can schedule you an appointment with our skilled dental staff to start you on treatment and save not only your tooth, but maybe also your life.