There is nothing quite like a severe toothache to get your attention and hold it. If you’ve got a severe toothache, remember us at OnCall Dental in Fresno, where we provide toothache relief and emergency dentistry.
A toothache usually happens when the nerve inside the tooth, or surrounding it, becomes irritated. While a severe toothache might indicate an easily-remedied cavity, it might also be a sign of something more serious, like trauma or an infection.
There are certain signs that your toothache is serious:
- Throbbing pain. It may be in the tooth itself, in the jawbone, or in your neck.
- Swelling. The area immediately by the infected tooth may swell, the cheek in particular.
- Sensitivity. You may experience pain when sipping or eating things that are hot and/or cold, or from the pressure of biting and chewing.
- Swollen lymph nodes, in the neck.
If you notice any of these signs, you should have it checked out right away.