Toothaches can be a distraction and an inconvenience, but they don’t always seem like a crisis. You may not even notice a toothache, unless you bite down on something. But toothaches are really kind of an S-O-S from your body. If you get one, give us a call at Durham Dental Group.
The most common cause of a toothache is a cavity, and those are easily treatable with a filling. But cavities aren’t the only cause. A toothache may also be the result of a damaged filling, a broken tooth, infected gums, or an abscess.
If you have a toothache that lasts for more than a couple of days, it’s important that we find out what’s going on, so that we can treat it. In some cases it could be an infection that might spread to other parts of your body.
Most toothaches are indications of tooth decay. The best way to prevent that is to practice a good dental health routine that includes brushing and flossing twice a day. That will ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. It’s also important to get cleanings and checkups every six months.
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