Toothache

Popper Dental

Periodontists & Prosthodontists located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Toothaches are a pain, literally. If you’re suffering from a toothache, reach out to Popper Dental, located on the Upper East Side in New York City, for an examination. The longer you let a toothache go, the more painful it can become. An untreated toothache can also lead to complications, like abscesses and infections. Save yourself the headache, and book an appointment with the expert team at Popper Dental today over the phone or via the online booking tool.

Toothache Q & A

What are some symptoms of a toothache?

When you think of a toothache, you probably think of general tooth pain. However, toothaches can display a variety of other symptoms. These symptoms can vary quite a bit, based on the toothache’s origin.

Some common toothache symptoms include:

  • A bad taste in your mouth
  • Swollen, painful gums
  • Throbbing, sharp, or constant pain
  • Pain that only appears when you bite down
  • Fever 
  • Headache 

The severity of toothache symptoms can range from mild to excruciating.

What causes a toothache?

There is no one cause to a toothache, but most often, a toothache appears when the soft, center area of a tooth is inflamed. Tooth inflammation can result from a variety of issues, including:

  • Infected gums
  • Infected tooth root
  • Damaged tooth fillings
  • Tooth decay (cavities)
  • Chewing or grinding
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Impacted molar

You can also experience a toothache as a result of a sinus infection or injury or trauma to the jaw.

Certain actions can also trigger or exacerbate toothaches. Examples include:

  • Eating or drinking something sweet
  • Eating or drinking something cold
  • Putting pressure on your tooth
  • Biting down

You can also trigger pain in sensitive teeth by breathing in cold air.

When should I see a dentist about my toothache?

If you experience any symptoms of a toothache, schedule an appointment with the team at Popper Dental. Any of the following with a toothache requires immediate attention and you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Bleeding, swelling, or receding gums
  • Widening spaces between your teeth
  • Loosening teeth
  • Fever
  • Swelling
  • A pocket of pus
  • Draining pus

Also immediately reach out if you chip or break your tooth. In general, if you’re concerned, it’s better to see your dentist than to not. They can resolve the issue and get you out of pain.

Are you plagued by a severe, persistent, or intermittent toothache? In addition to being painful, toothaches can be indicative of other dental or non-dental issues. Get to the root of your toothache today by visiting Popper Dental. To schedule your appointment, use the online booking tool or call the practice directly.