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Are you familiar with all the risks associated with toothaches and how they come to pass? A toothache is an abscessed tooth that has become infected. If you are suffering from periodontal disease, have suffered an oral accident, or dental erosion and tooth decay are occurring, you will be at an increased risk for toothaches. If left untreated, they can result in tooth loss and even serious infections in the surrounding areas.

The best way to determine if you are suffering from a toothache is to look for common signs and symptoms. If you continue to feel pain even after over-the-counter pain relievers and medications are used, it could be a sign of nerve damage associated with toothaches. Furthermore, if you have recently had a tooth extracted and severe pain continues after 24 hours, a toothache may be present.

Visual clues alerting you to the presence of a toothache often arise as inflammation in your face or even a from a fever. Furthermore, if you notice any signs of facial rashes or discharge around a tooth, it may be the result of a toothache. Even other oral health conditions such as TMJ disorders, wisdom teeth eruption, and oral accidents or injuries, are known to cause toothaches.

For more information and help with treating toothaches, Dr. Ned Todorov and our team at our dentist office in Wichita, Kansas, are here to help. Please contact Dr. Ned Todorov DDS at 316-633-4543.