What Causes A Toothache?

If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know how painful it can be. Several different things can cause a toothache.

The Most Common Causes Of A Toothache:

  • Tooth Decay – According to Web MD, tooth decay is the most common cause for a toothache. Tooth decay occurs when the acids in plaque wear away at the enamel and dentin layers of your teeth.
  • Broken or Chipped Teeth When a tooth chips or breaks, it can cause a severe toothache. If this is the case, seek medical attention immediately. We offer emergency dental care at Fairfield Dental Arts.
  •  Gum Disease Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, can make your gums swell. However, it can also make your teeth hurt.

Temporary Pain Relief:

For temporarily relieve the pain of a toothache, clean around the sore
tooth. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Under no circumstances
should you use aspirin on the aching tooth. The use of acetaminophen is

If your toothache lasts more than a day or causes you severe pain, call 203-254-3780. We
can get to the bottom of what is causing the toothache and treat it accordingly.

Web Source: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/toothaches