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What are the causes of a toothache?

iStock-174084325-1When we think of a toothache, we might jump to conclusions that the condition is caused by a cavity. However, Dr. Nancy Gill of Golden Dental Solutions sees patients regularly who have toothaches for a variety of reasons. Some of the conditions can be easily treated, while others may require extensive care or even permanent extraction.

What is a toothache?

Sometimes patients will experience pain in the smile that they are unsure of. The cause of a toothache varies, and with a proper evaluation by a dental professional, patients can find the reason for the discomfort and work with their dentist to find a solution. Toothaches may be anywhere from mild to severe, and need to be examined as soon as possible so Dr. Nancy Gill can provide appropriate treatment.

What causes a toothache?

There are several reasons why a toothache may occur. Toothaches may be caused by:

  • Large cavities
  • Injury/trauma to a tooth
  • Dry socket
  • Periodontal disease
  • An abscessed tooth
  • A damaged or lost filling
  • Cocaine abuse
  • Sinus infections
  • Fractures of a tooth

How do I treat my toothache?

There are many treatment options available for patients who have toothaches, but determining the cause is necessary before patients undergo any procedures. A mild or dull toothache from a sinus infection is left completely untreated as it will subside when the infection is treated. Other toothaches, such as those that involve injury to the dental pulp inside of the tooth, may require large dental fillings or root canal therapy. In the worst cases, toothaches may be addressed with the permanent extraction of the natural tooth. During diagnosis, Dr. Nancy Gill will find what caused the toothache and provide knowledgeable recommendations for treating it.

Call Golden Dental Solutions today to discuss your oral health and wellness

If you reside in the area of Golden, Colorado or beyond and are seeking solutions for the smile, we welcome you to connect with Dr. Nancy Gill for a consultation appointment. Call the office at (303) 277-9600 ad speak to our front office team about booking a visit to have your smile’s health evaluated by a dental professional. The practice is conveniently located at 1218 Arapahoe Street and accepts new and existing patients.

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