If you have a pain in your mouth and gums, it may be the result of a toothache. Typically, a toothache is caused when the nerve endings in your pulp are damaged. A damaged pulp could be caused by a variety of factors, including oral accidents, tooth loss, infections, or tooth decay.
Although minor pain and discomfort may be treated at home, some cases of toothaches could be more serious, and require the care of a professional.
If you continue to have pain even after using pain relievers, or if your face has been to swell, you may need additional treatment. You should take note of any fevers that may develop or chills that cannot be easily treated at home.
A sign that your toothache could be serious includes discharge around the tooth, as well as unexplained facial rashes. If you have suffered blunt trauma due to an oral accident or injury, or have suffered recent tooth loss, you should visit a dentist to prevent further damage from occurring.
With some dental treatments, there is a chance for infection after the procedures. If you have had a tooth extraction and continue to feel pain after a day, your pulp may be the cause. Also, if you have been diagnosed with a TMJ disorder, a toothache might develop soon after.
If you would like Dr. Anoosheh Shahkarami and our team at SoCalSmiles Dental Office to bring you in for an oral exam to check for toothaches, please contact our dentist office in Tarzana, California, by calling us at 818-345-5286. Let us help you with all of your oral health care needs.