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Tooth Ache

What is a Toothache?

A "Toothache" usually refers to pain around the teeth or jaws.

What causes a Toothache?

Toothaches are usually caused by tooth or jaw problems. Some of the most common causes are: dental cavity, a cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, gum disease, tmj, impacted teeth, or spasms of the muscles used for chewing.

In some cases, a toothache may be caused by a problem that does not originate from the tooth or jaw.

Toothaches can be symptoms of:

Symptoms of a Toothache

Some of the most common symptom of a toothache is throbbing pain in the tooth.

Treatment options for a Toothache

In order to treat a toothache, the cause of the toothache must be found. Once the cause is determined, your dentist will give you your treatment options. If it is caused by a cavity and the cavity is not too large and deep, the most common treatment is to fill the cavity.


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