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If you are experiencing pain in or around your tooth, you have a toothache, and we’re here to tell you more about it. Toothaches are inconvenient and tricky dental issues that can affect your life in more ways than one. To help you know more about toothaches, we have provided the answers to the following questions:

What causes a toothache?
There are many things that could cause a toothache, like tooth decay, an abscessed tooth, infected gums, a damaged filling, a tooth fracture, teeth-grinding habits, and repetitive motions like chewing.

What are the symptoms of a toothache?
When it comes to a toothache, many people experience different types of symptoms. Some may feel a sharp or throbbing pain that is inside or around the tooth. Some may feel a constant discomfort that won’t go away. Some experience swelling around the tooth, fevers, headaches, or foul-tasting drainage from the infected tooth.

When should I see the dentist about the toothache?
We strongly recommend seeing the dentist if you have had the toothache longer than two days, if the toothache is too severe to handle, or if you have a fever, earache, or difficulty opening your mouth in a wide manner.

Now that you know all about the causes, symptoms, and details about toothaches, it’s time to finally relieve the pain you feel, whether it’s by using a home remedy or by visiting the dentist, Dr. James D. Schuette. Our team at James D. Schuette. DDS. is here to help you in any way we can, and we are more than happy to help you improve your oral health if you simply call 816-554-7656 today. We look forward to your call!