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Are you familiar with the oral health risks associated with leaving teeth untreated? Even if you practice effective oral health care, it is possible that damage is occurring underneath the surface. Thus, it is important to always visit your dentist for routine check-ups and examinations to determine if any damage has occurred. In situations where an infection within your tooth is present, you will be suffering from what is known as a toothache.

Toothaches need to be treated immediately, as bacteria can potentially enter the pulp and cause pulp death to occur. If left untreated, this will lead to tooth death. To prevent damage to your pulp, you always need to make sure that all toothaches are treated. Furthermore, toothaches can even lead to serious infections in your jawbone and surrounding tissues.

Several signs and symptoms are often present if a toothache occurs. Noticeably, pain is often felt even after using over-the-counter medications. Furthermore, if you continue to suffer from severe pain 24 hours after a tooth has been extracted, it may be linked to a toothache.

Other visual clues indicating the presence of a toothache include inflammation in your face, the presence of a fever, noticeable discharge around a tooth, unexplained facial rashes and inflammation associated with wisdom teeth eruption. Other common symptoms of toothaches may be caused by underlying disorders including TMJ disorders, oral accidents or injuries, or other issues that may have damaged your teeth both visible and microscopic. Remember to routinely inspect your smile to ensure you are safe from the risks associated with toothaches.

Are you currently at risk of or suffering from a toothache? Frandsen Dental wants to help treat your toothaches. To schedule an appointment at our office in Grantsville, Utah, please call us at 435-884-3002. Dr. Brian Frandsen and our team want to help you get a whiter, brighter smile today!