Toothache

Toothaches are an issue that most people will face in their lifetime, and can be caused by a number of factors.  Regardless of the cause of a toothache, this pain usually signifies a serious dental health issue, and may also be a sign of heart attack, TMJ disorder, or even a sinus infection.  For these reasons, it is very important to consult a dentist at the earliest sign of a toothache.

There are a number of types of tooth or mouth pain commonly referred to as toothache, and each could signify a different problem.  Intense, throbbing pain is often a sign of infection, while painful eating may be caused by a fractured tooth.  Toothache caused by exposure to cold may indicate gum recession, while sensitivity to heat may be a sign of a cavity, decay, fractured tooth, or an abscess.  Pain towards the back of the jaw may signify an impacted wisdom tooth or TMJ disorder.

Many people who suffer from a toothache postpone visiting the dentist out of fear of a painful and invasive treatment.  While dental procedures such as root canal, dental fillings, crowns and bridges may be potential toothache cures, these treatments are much more quick and comfortable today than many patients remember them to be.   No matter the severity or the type of toothache, it is important to seek out immediate dental care and a thorough examination to ensure that the toothache is not a sign of a greater problem which could lead to tooth loss or be a sign of a serious health issue.

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5 out of 5 stars

Jack Rentz
Jack Rentz

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Dr. Patel and the Solana Beach Smiles staff are top notch! I have been going to Dr. Patel for the past few years and would recommend anyone in need of a new dentist to come here. She is very skilled, knowledgeable, and takes the time to explain her recommendations to you. You are in good hands with Dr. Patel!

Gail
Gail

5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 months ago

I was visiting CA when I cracked a molar. Dr Jesse was able to get me in on short notice. His staff are so friendly and he and his staff are also very honest. My situation was a challenge which he met going above and beyond. I was so grateful to my daughter for recommending him!

Nathaniel Root
Nathaniel Root

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 months ago

The staff at Solana Beach Smiles is always friendly and flexible with scheduling. Dr Patel is very personable and continuously checks-in on you during any procedure. Great place!