Understanding Tooth Pain: Common Causes and Treatments

Maybe you feel a dull, throbbing pain in your mouth. Sometimes, the pain worsens when you bite on something or when you drink something cold. Toothaches come in many shapes and sizes, but they have one thing in common—it’s a sign something is wrong and you need to see a dentist.

Eckland Family Dental understands that tooth pain is no laughing matter. Whatever form your toothache takes, it makes it nearly impossible to focus on your day. Dr. Kale Eckland and the team offer dental pain treatments in the Redmond and Everett areas to ensure you live a painless lifestyle.

Different types of tooth pain

A toothache is a toothache, right? Not quite! Not all toothaches are the same. Your toothache can be a dull, consistent, and sometimes a sharp, jabbing ache. It can sometimes be severe and throbbing or manifest as sensitivity to hot and cold pains.

Even though a toothache isn’t pleasant, it’s a good sign of letting you know your smile needs attention. Several factors, ranging from mild to severe, can cause toothaches, and your dentist is best suited to pinpoint the exact cause for a long-lasting solution.

Causes of tooth pain

All toothaches have an origin. If you have a toothache, the following are the possible causes.

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Dental trauma
  • Tooth infection (abscess)
  • Tooth impaction
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Receding gums
  • Failing dental work

As you can see, several factors can cause tooth pain, and sometimes pinpointing the exact cause can be a challenge. Occasionally, the pain can radiate from the ears, sinuses, or jaw. Because of these intricacies, the best thing is to schedule an appointment with a dentist for a proper diagnosis.

How we treat toothaches

Even if your tooth pain subsides, it doesn’t mean the issue has resolved itself. Toothaches often return, sometimes more intensely. More importantly, tooth pain can indicate a more serious underlying problem; ignoring it can lead to irreversible damage.

If you experience a toothache that recurs, becomes intolerable, or doesn’t respond to home remedies, schedule an appointment with Dr. Eckland and the team. When you arrive at our office, we’ll get you the necessary treatment to prevent unnecessary pain.

Depending on the root cause of your tooth pain, treatment options include:

  • Standard cleanings to remove hardened deposits
  • Composite fillings for minor tooth decay
  • Root canals for infected teeth
  • Dental extractions for teeth beyond saving
  • Medications to manage pain and infections

End your toothache today: Schedule your pain relief appointment!

Are you tired of dealing with a toothache? Take control of your dental health today! For immediate pain relief, schedule your appointment at one of our easily accessible locations in Redmond (425) 448-6339 or Everett (425) 249-3830.