A toothache has the ability to focus your attention like no other pain. Our dentist and the team at Smiles by Hale know just how miserable this problem can be and are here to help. If you are coping with tooth pain in Naples, Florida, call our office at 239-593-0880. One of our team members will schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas Hale as soon as possible.
Toothaches are a common dental problem and may be caused by any number of factors, including:
- Cracked teeth
- Periodontal disease
- Exposed tooth roots
- Food debris trapped in the teeth
- Medical conditions, such as ear infections, sinus infections and heart attacks
Toothaches are characterized by pain from the tooth, the area surrounding a tooth or the jawline near a tooth. In some cases, a toothache may even stem from the jaw joint. You may also experience some symptoms other than pain, such as:
- Swollen, red or tender gums
- Gums that bleed easily
- Gums that are receding or pulling away from your teeth
- Persistent bad breath or a bad taste lingering in your mouth
- Loose teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Pain when brushing certain teeth
- Pain when biting or chewing
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact our office as soon as possible, as it may be a sign of another dental condition or an indication that more extensive treatment will be needed to resolve the issue.
When you visit our office with a toothache, our dentist will examine your mouth and take X-rays of your teeth to determine where the source of your pain is coming from. After diagnosing the cause of your toothache, we will be able to design a treatment plan that can alleviate your discomfort and restore your oral health.
Our dentist and team strongly recommend that you maintain good oral hygiene at home and keep all routine dental appointments for preventive care. This will help prevent toothaches and other dental problems from occurring.
Please feel free to call us if you have any questions about toothaches or need to schedule an appointment with our dentist. We are dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy mouth and smile!