Have you ever wondered if there’s anything you could do about a painful toothache? Do you know exactly what the causes of toothaches are? Would you be surprised to hear that toothaches are more than annoying—they’re potentially signs that you’re suffering from a more serious problem.
For instance, did you know that an infection may actually be the cause of your toothache? This means that gum disease could contribute to your toothaches. To make matters worse, many people who suffer from gum disease don’t even know it. Toothaches may also be caused by an infection that has developed in the center of your tooth. If this is the cause of your toothache, you may need root canal therapy to save the affected tooth.
Bruxism, which is also called teeth grinding, is another problem that could cause you many headaches. Just like gum disease, you may not notice that you have bruxism since many people tend to do this while they’re sleeping. Still, teeth grinding puts pressure on your jaw, which may be causing your headaches. Grinding your teeth can also crack and fracture your teeth, which might lead to several major problems.
Fortunately, there are a number of things you can consider doing to prevent a toothache or to help you cope with the discomfort caused by a toothache? As you’ve probably guessed, you can use over-the-counter painkillers to help with your pain. However, this is the only temporary solution. Ultimately, you should try to deal with your toothaches by having the cause of your toothache treated.
Would you like to learn more about the causes of a toothache in Beverly Hills, California? Would you like to set up a meeting with our dentists, Dr. Goodman and Dr. Kim? If so, please give our dental office a call at 310-734-4557. We’ll gladly answer any questions you have. We look forward to receiving your call!