By Wayne E Walcott, DDS, MS & Brett J Walcott, DDS
April 24, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Tooth Pain  

What is Causing My Tooth Pain?

Tooth pain arises when the nerve in a tooth’s root or a nerve surrounding the tooth becomes irritated. Tooth decay is one of the most common causes of a toothache. Pain can radiate from the affected tooth throughout your jaw. Dr. Wayne Walcott and Dr. Brett Walcott are dentists at Walcott Dental in Ann Arbor, MI. They specialize in treating all forms of tooth pain.

Causes of Toothache

Toothache can be caused by a variety of factors including:

  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Injury to a tooth or gum

While home and over-the-counter treatments may alleviate your pain temporarily, tooth pain will usually require medical treatment from a dentist.

Toothache Symptoms

Ann Arbor residents should call Dr, Walcott if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • Sharp, shooting pain
  • A persistent dull ache
  • Throbbing pain
  • Inflamed, swollen gums
  • Jaw ache
  • Bad taste in the mouth

Don’t suffer tooth pain in silence, visit your dentist straight away. The sooner you get your toothache treated, the more chance you have of saving your tooth.

Our Ann Arbor office is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. However, we are available to manage dental emergencies. If you are having a dental emergency, such as tooth pain, call Walcott Dental in Ann Arbor, MI, by dialing (734) 994-3700.

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