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A toothache refers to pain that arises when nerves within your pulp, located in the roots of your teeth, are damaged. This can be the result of an infection, an oral accident or injury, bad oral hygiene, and tooth extractions. In some situations, the pain may be felt in the mouth, face, ear, and jaw. For a better understanding of the basics of toothaches, consider the following:

– Depending on the severity of the procedure, if you have had a tooth knocked out or extracted and continue to feel severe pain 24 hours later, it may be linked to a toothache.
– Have you noticed any abnormal swelling or fevers lately? If so, it may be the symptom of a toothache and abscess.
– If you ever notice or have any unexplained or irregular facial rashes, high fevers, and chills, you may be suffering from damaged nerves that have resulted in a toothache.
– Not all lost teeth are guaranteed to injure your nerve endings, but some do cause toothaches.
– If you suffer from jaw pain and temporomandibular joint disorders, you may be suffering from a toothache as well.
– Toothaches typically extend beyond pain relievers, so it is important to determine if the pain continues even after pain-relieving medications are used.

If you would like to set up an appointment to discuss your possible toothache treatments with Dr. Pinnavaia, Dr. Yeager, Dr. YUn, and our team at My Dentists, please call 704-375-8577 to set up a visit to our dentist office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Contact us for a brighter whiter smile today!