Three Reasons You Might Be Experiencing a Very Painful Toothache
There’s no such thing as a good toothache, but some are certainly worse than others. If you are dealing with a particularly painful toothache and are wondering why, the best option is to contact a California dentist to make an appointment right away. The pain you are feeling is a sign that you need immediate help.
However, you can also keep reading to learn three reasons that you could be experiencing such a painful toothache. Just remember that California Dental Group is here to help at (800) 407-0161.
- You Have a Cavity
- You Have Developed Gum Disease
- There is Something More Serious Happening
One of the most common causes of severe toothaches is a cavity. While brushing twice a day for at least two minutes and flossing daily are great ways to reduce your chance of getting a cavity, it is not foolproof. The better you are about at-home oral health care and visiting your dentist for a cleaning and exam twice a year, the lower your chance of getting a cavity. That said, you are still at risk, and if your tooth hurts badly, then it is most likely due to a cavity.
The beginning stage of gum disease, gingivitis, is extremely common within the United States. In fact, one in three people has it. It generally does not cause severe toothaches. Instead, it leads to bleeding gums and inflammation. However, if it is allowed to move on to the state of periodontitis, a much more serious form of gum disease, then it can cause severe pain in your gums and jaw that could be mistaken for tooth pain.
The truth is that the vast majority of painful toothaches are caused by one of the above issues. However, there are other causes – and they are much more serious. For example, it is possible that a person with a severe toothache is suffering symptoms of jaw cancer. These are rare situations, but they are good examples of the simple fact that if you have severe pain in your mouth, gums, or jaw, then you should talk to a dental professional to find out what is wrong.
Call Now to See How Soon We Can Get You In
When we schedule regular appointments with clients, we do leave some time open for emergencies. We know that you cannot play ahead for an emergency. If you are experiencing severe pain, then it is absolutely worth contacting California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 now to see when we can get you in.