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
Common Causes Of Toothache
- Tooth decay
- Worn enamel
- Tooth abscess
- Cracked tooth or filling
- Grinding teeth
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
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!
Take care of your teeth, and make sure you go for regular check-ups to avoid toothaches!
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