How Do You Know When a Toothache Is Really a Toothache?

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How do you know when a toothache is really a toothache? A toothache refers to pain caused when nerves within your pulp, located in the roots of your teeth, are damaged. This can be the result of an infection, an oral accident or injury, improper oral hygiene, or tooth loss including extractions, and in some cases, the pain may be felt in the mouth, face, ear, and jaw.

You should seek treatment and visit a dentist if any of the following problems arise:

– Aches are noted even after using over-the-counter medications.

– High fevers or chills that dawdle may be an indication of a toothache.

– Severe pain continues beyond 24 hours after a tooth has been pulled.

– You have tenderness in your face or have a fever which may be the result of an abscess or noticeable discharge that can be seen or felt around a tooth.

– Facial rashes that cannot be easily explained or linked to another disorder.

– Wisdom teeth continue to cause pain when piercing through the gum line, causing inflammation.

– A tooth has been forcibly knocked out due to an oral accident or blunt trauma.

If you want to experience the joys of optimum oral health at Jamie P. Choi, DDS, simply call us at 408-973-8500 to schedule an appointment at our dentist office in San Jose, California. Dr. Jamie Choi and our team look forward to improving your smile.