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Do you have a toothache but you’re not quite sure why? Well, toothaches can be a bit tricky at times, especially because they can be different for everyone. So, to help you better understand toothaches, we have provided the answers to the following questions:

What causes a toothache?
Toothaches can be a symptom of a variety of problems, like tooth decay, a damaged filling, infected gums, an abscessed tooth, or a tooth fracture. A toothache could also result from teeth-grinding habits or repetitive motions like chewing.

What are the symptoms of a toothache?
The symptoms of a toothache include:

· A sharp or throbbing pain in or around the tooth
· A constant pain that won’t ease
· Swelling in the gums around the tooth
· A fever or headache
· Foul-tasting drainage from the infected tooth

When should I see the dentist about the toothache?
We generally recommend visiting the dentist if:

· Your toothache is too severe to handle
· You have a fever, headache, or have a hard time widely opening your mouth
· Your toothache lasts longer than two days

Toothaches are no fun, and they can be very serious depending on what the cause is. Come to University Place, Washington, to see Dr. Dennis Burrell soon. You want to find and fix the cause of your toothache before it affects other areas of your body. At Dr. Dennis Burrell and Associates, PC, we are dedicated to your oral health and the health of your whole body, so call us today and 253-564-7645 so we can help you get rid of this toothache.