If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know that pain cannot be ignored. Tooth pain is not likely to go away on its own, and if you wait too long, you could be making a small problem much worse.
However, contrary to popular belief, the pain you’re experiencing may not always be a cavity, and may be caused by another method.
These four oral conditions could be the cause of your toothache:
Tooth Pain Symptom #1: A Crack in the Surface
Tooth Pain Symptom #2: Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease (types include periodontitis and gingivitis) is a gum infection that can cause serious damage. and if not treated, destroy the jaw bone.
Besides toothache, periodontal symptoms include:
- loose teeth
- tooth loss
- tender or receding gums
Periodontal disease treatment
Treatments include professionally cleaning around the teeth to prevent further bone damage. Advanced cases may require surgery.
Tooth Pain Symptom #3: Pain from a lost filling
Lost Tooth Filling Pain Treatment
Since the shape of the tooth may have changed, Bright Smile may remove any decay, and place a new filling. All cases are different, and before any procedure is performed, Bright Smile staff will walk you through the next steps.