Why do I have a toothache?

Toothaches can develop for a number of reasons. If you are experiencing dental pain, it could indicate you have one of the following:

  • Infection
  • Decay
  • Trauma
  • Cracks or fractures
  • Bruxism (chronic clenching and grinding)
  • Gum recession
  • Periodontal disease

The most important thing to do is to have a dentist evaluate your teeth to determine what is causing the problem and recommend an appropriate treatment.

We know that it can be tempting to ignore the pain and hope that it goes away. The reality, however, is that pain means that something is wrong, and dental problems usually don’t resolve themselves. Solving the problem quickly typically means simpler, more conservative treatment and a faster resolution. 

If you are experiencing pain, please call our East Norriton dental office right away. We will get you in quickly for an emergency appointment to assess and diagnose the problem. We will treat the immediate issue and relieve your pain, and then we’ll also recommend that you come back for a thorough evaluation so that we can help you get your dental health back on track. Routine care is often the key to avoiding most common dental emergencies and conditions that cause discomfort.