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Toothache Causes and Remedies

Toothaches can be inconvenient, painful, and downright stressful, caused by things like tooth decay or a tooth fracture. When you have a toothache in Highland Park, visit us at North Suburban Dental, so we can pinpoint the cause and make sure you are treated as soon as possible.

 

Causes

Toothaches can happen from dental causes or non-dental causes, but regardless, they are still uncomfortable. Some causes may include:

  • Tooth Damage: Having a tooth that’s chipped or broken can lead to a toothache if not tended to in a timely matter. The same goes for discovering a broken or damaged filling, crown, or implant.
  • Tooth Decay: Cavities, or tooth decay, are holes in your teeth that penetrate the tooth enamel, with several degrees of severity.
  • Sinus Pain Infection: Sinus infections cause pain in your teeth if there is pressure of fluid-filled sinuses. This creates pain in the upper back corners of your mouth, near the sinus cavities.
  • Viral Infection: Shingles is an example of a viral infection that can cause tooth pain.
  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth: When your wisdom teeth cannot emerge correctly due to a lack of space in your mouth, they can become impacted, which causes pain in the back corners of your mouth. This pain is similar to the sinus pain mentioned above.

 

Remedies

If you think your dental pain is bad enough to visit us, definitely call and make an appointment because your dentist may be able to diagnose the cause of your tooth pain and lead you toward the right treatment.

 

If you are suffering from a toothache in Highland Park, reach out to North Suburban Dental today to make an appointment. If you’re not sure about the severity of your pain, give as a call anyway, and we can walk you through what to do.

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