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In order to ensure your smile is safe from numerous oral ailments that can occur, it is important to inspect your teeth on a daily basis. If you’re noticing any signs of infections, they must be dealt with immediately. If you suffer from a toothache, which is an infection of an abscessed tooth, it must be treated to ensure further damage cannot occur.

Finding a toothache can sometimes be difficult. However, there are often clues that can arise that let you know that a tooth is infected rather than just something more minor. If you’ve taken medications for any pain that you’re feeling, and you continue to feel pain especially after 24 hours, it may be a sign of a toothache. In addition, if a noticeable discharge is seen around a tooth, or if fevers and unexplained rashes have arisen with no reasonable explanation, a toothache may be the cause.

Toothaches also tend to arise due to oral accidents and blunt trauma you may sustain. In addition, numerous disorders can increase your risk for toothaches. If you suffer from a TMJ disorder or have wisdom teeth erupting in your mouth, it is important to inspect your gums for any signs of a toothache. If a toothache is found, visit your dentist before the infection spreads.

If you are seeking treatment for toothaches, we are here to help you. For a thorough diagnosis and treatment, please contact Langworthy Family Dentistry to set up an appointment with Dr. Kristen Langworthy and our team at our dentist office in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina by calling us at 919-762-3239.