What You Should Know About Toothaches

Published on March 20, 2017

Do you ever wonder if there’s anything you could do about a toothache? Do you know exactly what causes toothaches? Sadly, even though toothaches are annoying, they can also be a sign that you’re coping with a more serious issue.

For instance, did you know that an infection could cause your toothache? This means that gum disease is a common cause of toothaches. To make matters worse, many people have gum disease without realizing it. Toothaches can also be caused by an infection in the center of your tooth. If this is your issue, you may need root canal therapy to save the sore tooth.

Bruxism, which is commonly known as teeth grinding, is another problem that could cause frequent headaches. Like gum disease, you may not know that you have bruxism since many people grind their teeth while they’re sleeping. Still, grinding puts pressure on your jaw, which can cause headaches. Grinding can also crack your teeth, which can lead to several major problems.

Fortunately, you could consider doing a number of things to keep your teeth healthy and strong. As you probably know, you can consider using over-the-counter painkillers. However, these are temporary solutions. You can also deal with your toothaches by having the cause of your toothache addressed.

Do you have more questions about the causes of a toothache in Las Cruces, New Mexico? Would you like to set up an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Samaniego and Dr. Gonzalez? If so, please don’t hesitate to give Las Cruces Dental Associates a call at 575.523.1479. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting with you soon!