It has been said that nothing focuses one’s attention quite like a toothache. If you have ever experienced one, you can probably remember just how painful it can be. A toothache can be caused by tooth decay, a damaged or infected tooth, gum disease, or exposed tooth roots. In fact, the root of your tooth is covered with cementum, which is not nearly as strong as your tooth enamel. In some cases, a toothache is a symptom of ear or sinus infections or even a heart problem.

The pain is only one symptom that occurs. You may also experience:

During your visit, we will give you a thorough examination, including X-rays, to determine the cause of the problem and develop a treatment plan to restore the health of your smile. You should keep in mind that many oral health issues can be avoided with the proper home care and regular visits for your cleanings and exams.

If you are experiencing oral discomfort, please call our office for an appointment with our dentists.