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A toothache refers to pain and discomfort as the result of damaged nerve endings within a tooth. The nerve endings lie within the pulp deep within a tooth, which means serious damage or infection has occurred and must be treated as soon as possible. Look for the following signs of a toothache to determine your next course of action:

– Facial rashes, high fevers, and chills that are abnormal and mysterious can be the result of a toothache.

– Notable swelling and fevers can be linked to toothaches.

– If you continue to show signs of pain after a full 24 hours after an extraction, a toothache may be to blame, even though the tooth is gone.

– Pulp damage can be the result of a multitude of sources, including oral accidents, injuries, tooth decay, dental erosion, cavities, among others.

– TMJ disorders can be the root cause of toothaches.

– If pain does not let up after using pain medications, you may have a toothache.

– If you have lost a tooth due to a serious blow to the face, infections and toothaches are likely to occur.

Dr. Shoaf and our team at Complete Dental Care will make sure that your smile is properly treated. To schedule an oral exam or toothache treatment at our dentist office in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, please contact us at 412-253-4671. A healthy smile is a happy smile!