It’s probably only a slight exaggeration to say that there is nothing worse than a toothache. There are worse things, of course – a really bad toothache, for example. Toothaches can range from a dull, persistent pain to something sharp and intense. At Cascade Endodontics in Orem, treating toothaches is among our specialties.
Here are the four most common forms of tooth pain:
- Dull, persistent aches. This is classic tooth pain. If you have this type of pain, take note of how long it lasts and how severe it is. Is the pain stronger at any particular time? Does anything trigger it, like certain foods, movements, or temperature? This information can help us determine what’s going on.
- Temperature sensitivity. If you have sensitivity to hot and cold, pay attention to its intensity and duration. Is it strong? Does it stop quickly, or last for thirty or more seconds? The more intense and lasting the pain, the greater the chance the problem is serious. Common causes are worn enamel and gum recession.
- Sharp, intermittent pain. This type of toothache usually signals a problem that won’t clear up without treatment of some kind. Again, take note of when you feel any pain. It may be sensitive to touch, or when you bite on something. It could be certain movements, like yawning. It could be related to previous dental work, like a crown that is coming loose.
- Intense, throbbing pain. This is a more serious type of tooth pain. Throbbing pain can be accompanied by swelling of the gums, or even the face around the affected tooth. If it’s really severe, you should consider urgent dental care. Even if you don’t think it’s an emergency, you should see us right away. If could be an absccessed tooth or infected roots, requiring endodontic treatment.
At Cascade Endodontics Orem we treat toothache pain. Even if your toothache pain doesn’t match the above descriptions, we can help. We offer sedation dentistry for serious cases and anxious patients. Don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Jon Jenson DDS
1375 E 800 N Ste 203
Orem, UT 84097