Get Your Teeth Checked This National Toothache Day!

National Toothache Day on February 9th is a reminder of the importance of dental care. Though its origin is unknown, perhaps it was initiated by a wise dentist who wanted to bring attention to this painful affliction. Toothache, also known as odontalgia, is when there is pain from a tooth or multiple teeth. If you are experiencing a toothache right now, it’s telling you to call your dentist.

Symptoms Of Toothache

  • Pain or sensitivity in or around the teeth and gums especially when eating or
    drinking something hot, cold or acidic
  • Sharp, throbbing or constant type of pain
  • Swelling of the cheeks or gums
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Common Causes Of Toothache

  • Tooth decay
  • Worn enamel
  • Tooth abscess
  • Cracked tooth or filling
  • Grinding teeth
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
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What Should I Do If I Have A Toothache?

Make an appointment to see your dentist if you are experiencing toothache. Your toothache may not be serious, but it could be a sign of bigger problems. During your check-up, your dentist will examine you to find out what is going on. Click here to read more on how to have healthy teeth and gums!

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Take care of your teeth, and make sure you go for regular check-ups to avoid toothaches!

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