A Sudden Toothache: Why And What To Do?

There are few things more alarming (and that can cause quite as much mental anguish) as the sudden onset of a toothache. One moment, all is well. The next, you find yourself extremely worried and potentially extremely uncomfortable because your tooth hurts. Is there a right response to the symptom, you ask yourself? By considering some deeper details about where tooth discomfort comes from, what may be going on, and more, you’ll quickly discover that what you should do is call us. Now, let’s start at the beginning!

It May Not Be As Sudden As You Think

You might be shocked that you suddenly have a toothache and, as a result, think something just happened to your tooth within the day. However, what you may be overlooking is that pain can show up as the result of a problem that’s been brewing for some time! Perhaps you have a cavity that’s been growing and it finally becomes severe enough to cause discomfort. (Remember, you can avoid this by keeping up with checkups and fillings!)

You May Have Damaged Your Tooth

You may have bitten into food and cracked a tooth or ended up with some other type of injury. When a toothache occurs, come in!

A Filling May Have Fallen Out

The sudden onset of pain may be the result of damaged dental work, such as a missing filling that exposes nerves.

And More!…

As you probably already recognize, tooth pain is a symptom of an oh-so-long list of oral health concerns, some of which are serious and some of which are not. When you experience the sudden onset of discomfort, the only way to really know what’s happening (and to make effective movement toward a solution) is to spend time with us for a dental examination! Schedule care soon.

Set Up A Visit When You Experience A Toothache

If a toothache suddenly pops up, don’t try to ignore it or cover it up. Instead, bring yourself in for a scheduled visit as soon as it convenient for you. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.