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If you would like to know more about toothaches, we are here to help you! Toothaches can be extremely difficult to handle and they can affect your life more than you might realize, which is why it’s important to understand the problem and do what needs to be done to make things better. So, to teach you more about toothaches, we have provided the answers to the following questions:

What causes a toothache?
A toothache, which is the pain and discomfort in or around a tooth, can be caused by tooth decay, a fractured tooth, a damaged filling, infected gums, an abscessed tooth, or even teeth-grinding habits as well as repetitive motions like chewing.

What are the symptoms of a toothache?
Many people have different experiences when it comes to the symptoms of a toothache. Some things you might experience are: pains that are sharp or throbbing, constant discomfort, swelling around the tooth, fevers, headaches, or foul-tasting drainage that leaks from the infected tooth.

When should I see the dentist about the toothache?
If your toothache has lasted for more than two days, see your dentist. We also recommend coming into the office if the toothache is too severe to handle or if you have a fever, earache, or difficulty opening your mouth in a wide manner.

Call Dr Thomas E. WOLD Dentistry today at 541.389.1301 if you have additional questions that need answers or if you have a toothache that needs to be treated. Dr. Thomas E. Wold and our entire team are here to help you in every way we can, and we look forward to your call!