Toothache can be a really horrible experience. The trouble is that many people suffer in silence with toothache because they are afraid to visit the dentist. They take painkillers day in and day out to numb the pain, hoping that the toothache will eventually resolve itself. The problem is that in many cases, the toothache doesn’t go away at all. It only gets worse because toothache is a symptom of more serious underlying problems. In such cases, a tooth extraction may even be required.

Dealing with the Horrors of Toothache

Any dentist will tell you that a toothache should never be ignored, especially if it lasts for more than a few days. A toothache can mean any of the following and more besides:

  • Decay: It is very common for people to experience tooth decay, especially if they do not maintain their oral health well. The bacteria can eat away at the tooth and cause painful inflammation in the dental pulp. In the worst cases, it can cause an infection and the nerve to die. A root canal or tooth extraction may then be required.
  • Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth do not always grow but in some people, their jawlines are simply too crowded for the wisdom teeth to grow correctly. In these cases, a wisdom tooth coming through can cause toothache in the other teeth as pressure is placed in the tissue and the nerves. In these cases, a wisdom tooth extraction in Nipomo, CA may be required.

No Need to Suffer in Silence

There really is no need to endure toothache when a professional dentist can help to address the underlying cause of it and relieve the pain. Contact us for an appointment and to discuss how we can help you with your toothache and other dental health issues.