Oral Health Surprises: Toothaches

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Often, you will need to make the right decisions to keep your smile safe if various oral health risks begin to pop up. One of the biggest risks to your smile is present due to toothaches. Toothaches occur when an abscessed tooth has an infection. Whether you have suffered a toothache due to gum disease or an oral accident or injury, it will need to be treated as soon as possible before bacteria can enter the pulp of the tooth and cause pulp death.

If you are currently putting your smile at risk for several forms of dental damage, you have to understand that there are risk factors involved that could lead to a downturn in your oral health. If a toothache is allowed to continue to occur, an abscess can be formed that can lead to serious infections in your jawbone, teeth, and surrounding tissues. Eliminating toothaches is essential to ensure your smile can continue to thrive for many years to come.

If you are suffering from a toothache, there are often several noticeable indications that it is present. Oftentimes, visual clues including high fevers, chills, facial rashes, oral inflammation, swelling of your face, and the presence of noticeable discharge around a tooth are often all present. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms and they’re not easily treated or explained with any other risk factors, it could be the sign of a toothache.

Knowing what is causing your toothache is important to make sure that it is treated properly. If you are suffering from a TMJ disorder, wisdom teeth eruption, oral accidents or injuries, gum disease, tooth decay, or any other issues that can leave a tooth vulnerable to bacterial infection, it can give rise to a toothache.

No matter the toothache prevention treatments you are in need of, Dr. J. Richard Burch and our team at KC Smile Doc are here to help you in every way we can. If you would like to set up a toothache risk assessment exam at our dental office in Kansas City, Missouri, please call us at 816-822-0990 to speak with a member of our team.