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In most cases, toothache occurs from inflammation of the tooth’s central portion called pulp. It includes nerve endings that can be quite sensitive to pain. Inflammation to the pulp or pulpitis can be due to infection, trauma and dental cavities. Jaw pain and toothache go hand in hand. You may experience severe pain due to pressure or hot/cold sensation. The pain becomes severe if the area of inflammation increases. There can be several symptoms which can be associated with periodontal disease, tooth fracture or dental decay. Area of redness or dental decay may point to the origin of pain.
Oftentimes, the prevention component is comprised of dental x-rays, cleanings, regular dental exams, etc. Fluoride and sealants are also stellar preventive treatments that are designed to protect the patient's teeth.
If you ignore your dental problems, they can worsen with time. Proper care is important to maintain good oral health. Dental diseases can contribute to heart stroke, pancreatic cancer and heart disease. One of the biggest reasons why you should go for toothache treatment is to avoid dental issues such as gum problems and tooth decay.
Proper diagnosis is very important in the early stages. You cannot expect to run away from the issue by only taking painkillers. The pain may subside in a few days, but the underlying infection will remain, and it may affect other areas in your mouth. A dentist can recommend the correct course of action to save your infected tooth or other tooth from getting infected.