Are you experiencing sharp, throbbing, or constant tooth pain? What does it mean? Unfortunately, there is no one answer. Your toothache could be caused by any number of dental disorders, including:
- Tooth decay
- Tooth Fracture
- Damaged Filling
- Infected Gums
- Abscessed Tooth
The only way to know exactly what is ailing you is to visit your dentist. He/she will check your medical history, ask you questions about the pain, and perform a physical examine to help get to the bottom of your unique situation.
When to see the Dentist
- If the toothache lasts for more than a day or two
- If the toothache is severe
- If the toothache is accompanied by a fever or earache
The best way to prevent toothaches and other dental disorders is to practice good oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly.
- Brushing & Flossing: Good oral hygiene begins with regular brushing and flossing. You should brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day.
- Regular Dental Visits: You should visit the dentist every 6 months for regular cleanings and checkups.
Affinity Dental Associates: Your Catonsville, Maryland Dentists
At Affinity Dental Associates, our dental hygienists provide “dental cleanings”(prophylaxis), “deep scaling”(scaling and root planing), “dental Xrays”, patient education, oral cancer screenings, dental product recommendations, fluoride and local antibiotic therapies and personalized homecare instruction.
If you have any questions about Toothaches and Dental Hygiene, please contact Affinity Dental Associates by calling 410-719-7900 or visit MarylandsBestDentists.com today!
At Affinity Dental we strive to provide our patients with the personal, professional, quality dental care they need, while making it convenient, painless, and affordable. We offer morning, evening, and weekend hours to accomodate our patients and provide access to care to fit your busy schedule.
Our doctors and staff are dedicated to improving your dental health!