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Do You Need To Visit A Dentist If Tooth Pain Comes And Goes?

Posted on 11/1/2023 by Andrew Admin
Black female patient holding jaw from tooth pain at Elite Dental of Natick in Natick, MASome people do not see the importance of visiting a dentist until they experience toothache. What if the tooth pain disappears? Should you schedule a dental visit or consider it a solved problem? Whether toothache appears for a short time or does not go away until treated, tooth pain is a sign that you have oral issues. A good way to evaluate the cause and treatment for your toothache is by visiting a dentist.

Why Do Toothache Come and Go Away?

Toothache can cause discomfort, especially when eating or speaking. Whether the toothache is mild, moderate, or severe, tooth pain is considered a dental emergency. In some cases, mild toothaches that come and go may be a sign of small cavities and receding gums. When gums recede, they expose the tooth's roots, leading to mild pain that improves over time.

In addition, severe toothache may signify an infected nerve, which can result from tooth trauma or cavities. When this type of toothache goes away, it means that the nerve is severely damaged by infection. However, you shouldn't ignore this because the infection does not clear until treated. If left untreated, the infection can advance and cause other issues, such as gum disease.

What Is The Best Way To Treat Toothache?

A toothache may occur due to various reasons. Therefore, the best treatment depends on the cause. While pain medication can help to alleviate the symptoms of toothache, it may not treat the root cause. For this reason, a dentist may perform tests to determine why your tooth hurts. For instance, if a toothache results from gum recession, a gum graft may be necessary to cover the tooth's roots. In addition, the professional may recommend a root canal procedure to remove the decayed part of the tooth. Contact us for more information about toothache and overall oral health.

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