There is nothing quite like a severe toothache to get your attention and hold it. If you’ve got a painful toothache, remember us at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT, where we provide toothache relief and general dentistry.
A toothache usually happens when the nerve inside the tooth, or surrounding it, becomes irritated. While a severe toothache might indicate an easily-remedied cavity, it might also be a sign of something more serious, like trauma or an infection.
There are certain signs that your toothache is serious:
- Throbbing Pain: It may be in the tooth itself, in the jawbone, or in your neck.
- Swelling: The area immediately by the infected tooth may swell, the cheek in particular.
- Sensitivity: You may experience pain when sipping or eating things that are hot and/or cold, or from the pressure of biting and chewing.
- Swollen Lymph Nodes: If the areas on either side of your neck are swollen or tender, it might be a sign that your immune system trying to fight a serious dental infection.
If you notice any of these signs, you should have them checked out right away. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo UT, we are just a phone call away. Patients from American Fork and Lehi come to us about their tooth pain, dental infections, and other general dentistry treatments. Contact us today for an appointment.
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