Just as a snowball starts from a small piece of snow and grows and grows when nothing stops its course, so it happens when toothache appears.
Many times a toothache is not a simple indicator that something is wrong with a specific tooth, many times this pain impacts other areas such as headaches and different surfaces of the mouth.
What is a toothache?
Toothache or pain in and around the teeth is a frequent problem, especially among people with an inadequate oral hygiene routine. The pain can be constant, appear after a stimulus (heat, cold, sweet food or drink, chewing or brushing), or both.
The most common causes of toothache are
- Trauma such as bumps or fractures
- A wisdom tooth that presses on the gum tissue
Toothaches are often caused by cavities and have consequences, such as mild or severe infections.
Tooth decay can be prevented with good oral hygiene, which helps remove plaque.
Plaque removal is helpful because bacteria produce acids that can damage tooth enamel and weaken teeth.
At Park Avenue Dental Group we recommend you perform a Dental Exam every 6 months to prevent cavities and avoid toothache or in worse cases severe infections.
During this exam, the dentist thoroughly inspects all the surfaces of your mouth including teeth, gums, and tongue.
If you have any questions about the state of your dental and oral health, do not hesitate to call us and book an appointment at +1 201-864-4730. We will help you!
We are located in Weehawken, New Jersey.
We are ready to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!