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Do you have a toothache but you’re not quite sure why? Well, toothaches can be a bit tricky at times, especially because they can be different for everyone. So, to help you better understand toothaches, we have provided the answers to the following questions:

What causes a toothache?
Toothaches can be a symptom of a variety of problems, like tooth decay, a damaged filling, infected gums, an abscessed tooth, or a tooth fracture. A toothache could also result from teeth-grinding habits or repetitive motions like chewing.

What are the symptoms of a toothache?
The symptoms of a toothache include:

· A sharp or throbbing pain in or around the tooth
· A constant pain that won’t ease
· Swelling in the gums around the tooth
· A fever or headache
· Foul-tasting drainage from the infected tooth

When should I see the dentist about the toothache?
We generally recommend visiting the dentist if:

· Your toothache is too severe to handle
· You have a fever, headache, or have a hard time widely opening your mouth
· Your toothache lasts longer than two days

Toothaches are extremely painful, and if the cause behind the ache is dangerous and severe, it is very important that you see Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor right away before it spreads to other areas of your body. Our team at Skyline Dental Associates cares for you and your oral health, and we want to do everything we can to help you, which is why we encourage you to call (613) 226-4562 and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.