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At Organ Mountain Dental we never want anyone to suffer through a toothache. We make every effort to get patients comfortable the same day they have a toothache. Most toothaches will require either a root canal or a tooth extraction. We know that sometimes toothaches happen in the evening and on weekends which is why my cell phone number is on the answering machine. If you are in pain that can’t wait until the next business day, please feel free to call me on my cell phone.

Below is a list of common causes for toothaches. – Jake Wolf, DDS

Infected ToothSevere Tooth Decay That Reaches The Nerve

Symptoms: Throbbing or pulsing pain, lingering pain
Triggers: Sweets, Cold, Hot
Treatment: Root canal or Extraction
Urgency: Emergency

Tooth Infection

Symptoms: Bad taste or discharge, swelling, pain when you touch tooth.
Triggers: Intense pain when touching tooth or biting
Treatment: Root canal or Extraction
Urgency: Emergency

Broken Or Fractured Teeth

Symptoms: Sensitivity
Triggers: Air, temperature, biting
Treatment: Filling or Crown
Urgency: Depends on level of sensitivity. Quick treatment is ideal.

Gum Disease

Symptoms: Dull ache, bleeding gums
Triggers: Pressure on tooth or gums
Treatment: Deep cleaning or other periodontal therapy
Urgency: Depends on level of sensitivity. Quick treatment is Ideal.

Failing Dental Work

Symptoms: Pain or sensitivity only when stimulated
Triggers: Chewing or temperature
Treatment: Replace dental work
Urgency: Not an emergency, but should be treated soon.

Grinding

Symptoms: Soreness in TMJ, all or many sore teeth, headache
Triggers: Grinding during sleep and times of higher stress
Treatment: Night guard
Urgency: Non urgent, schedule when convenient