Some things are easy to disregard, while other things simply can’t be ignored. When it comes to your oral health, something that should never be overlooked is any type of toothache.
It is easy to try to ignore a toothache, thinking it will go away on its own. However, it is that exact thinking that can get people into a great deal of trouble. You see, a toothache is actually a symptom of an oral health issue within the mouth, and it should never be ignored.
Many people try to treat symptoms rather than find out the underlying cause of a symptom. If you are regularly taking over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate the discomfort of a tooth, it is time to visit your dentist. Taking care of your teeth needs to be a high priority because your teeth are unique features. Each tooth within your mouth is an individual living feature, and if you do not give it the proper care and attention that it needs, it will die.
A toothache that lasts for more than a few days indicates that your tooth is damaged or infected. Causes of damage and infection can vary in level of concern, but ignoring a tooth that is damaged or infected will only make matters worse. The most common causes of tooth pain are:
- A cavity that needs to be filled
- The loss of a filling
- Gum recession
- Gum disease
- A cracked tooth
- An abscess
- An infected tooth
Please note that none of these causes of tooth pain will go away on their own. Every issue listed above requires professional dental intervention to save your tooth and protect your entire smile.
All of your teeth work together to create your smile. If something is wrong with one tooth, your neighboring teeth are vulnerable to the same damage or infection. Please do not ignore any toothache. At Jefferson Dental Care, we want to help solve the cause of your pain and restore your oral health. Call us today.
Posted on behalf of Jefferson Dental Care