Toothaches represent a broad array of different afflictions that cause the area around your tooth to experience pain.
What Causes Toothaches?
There are many potential causes for a toothache. It could mean that you have advanced tooth decay, gum disease, a cracked tooth, temporomandibular joint disorders, or more.
Symptoms of a Toothache
Toothaches come in many forms. The pain could be either mild or severe, persistent or erratic. It is not uncommon for a toothache to be brought on or aggravated by extremes in temperature, or whenever you bite down. It may be accompanied by bleeding or swelling.
What to Do When Your Tooth Aches
A toothache is always something worth bringing to the attention of our Issaquah dentist. If your pain is mild, an ice pack or an anti-inflammatory drug should help you to stay comfortable until you can make an appointment.
Some pain may go away quickly if you wait, but any pain that lasts for more than a few days or gets worse should be brought to your dentist. A more severe pain may be a dental emergency, and should be dealt with as soon as possible.
At Meadow Creek Dental, dental emergencies for toothaches are a priority.
Our offices are open 23-24 days every month (excluding Sundays) and our Issaquah dentist is available on-call after hours for increased flexibility to address your needs.