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Do you have a toothache? If so, we’re here to help you! Toothaches can be tricky at times because there are many causes, symptoms, and treatments associated with them. So, to help you understand this dental problem a little bit more, we have provided the answers to the following questions:

What causes a toothache?
Toothaches can be a symptom of a variety of problems, like tooth decay, a damaged filling, infected gums, an abscessed tooth, or a tooth fracture. A toothache could also result from teeth-grinding habits or repetitive motions like chewing.

What are the symptoms of a toothache?
When it comes to toothaches, many people experience different types of symptoms. Some may feel a sharp or throbbing pain that is inside or around the tooth. Some may feel a constant discomfort that won’t go away. Some experience swelling around the tooth, fevers, headaches, or foul-tasting drainage from the infected tooth.

When should I see the dentist about the toothache?
It is very important that you see your dentist if:

· The toothache lasts longer than two days
· The toothache is too severe to handle
· You have an earache, fever, or trouble widely opening your mouth

The sooner you identify the problem, the better. The proper identification and treatment of the infection are vital because they prevent the spread of the infection to other areas of your body, like the face, skull, and even the bloodstream.

It’s very important to treat this dental problem as soon as possible before it gets worse. We want you to have the best oral health possible, and if the cause behind the treatment is more severe and dangerous, Dr. Shuichi Yamaguchi and our dental team at 19th Avenue Dental need to fix it as soon as possible. So, if you would like to schedule an appointment with our caring dental team, call 425-385-8130 now!