Frequently Asked Questions?

Toothache can be temporarily relieved with painkillers. However, the underlying cause of the pain must be treated. Permanent treatment for toothache should be as recommended by your dentist.

Toothache is usually caused by a problem around or inside the tooth. The most common causes include caries, gum diseases, inflammation of the dental nerves (pulpitis), tooth cracks or fractures, tooth root infections (abscess), teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism). Additionally, gum recession (gingival retraction), sensitive teeth and intraoral injuries can also cause toothache.

If your toothache is persistent or severe, there is loosening or movement of your tooth, there is severe swelling or signs of infection in your gums, or there is blood coming from your gums, you should contact a dentist immediately. It is also considered an emergency if you have pain caused by sudden trauma to your tooth or if you are at risk of losing your tooth.

Yes, constant toothache can lead to stress and anxiety. It can also cause psychological effects such as sleep disturbances, mood changes, and decreased daily activities.

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