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What is a toothache and how do you get them? A toothache refers to pain produced when nerves within your pulp, located in the roots of your teeth, are injured. This can be the result of an infection, an oral accident or injury, bad oral hygiene, or tooth loss including extractions, and in some cases, the ache may be felt in the mouth, face, ear, and jaw.

You should seek treatment and visit a dentist if any of the following issues occur:

– A tooth has been forcibly knocked out by an accident or blunt trauma.

– Facial rashes that cannot be easily explained or linked to another issue.

– You have irritation in your face or have a fever which may be the result of an abscess or noticeable discharge that can be seen or felt around a tooth.

– High fevers or chills that cannot be dealt with medication may be an indication of a toothache.

– Severe pain continues for longer than 24 hours after a tooth has been lost.

– Pain is felt even after using over-the-counter medicines.

– Wisdom teeth continue to cause pain when erupting through the gum line, causing inflammation.

If you are ready to take the next step to achieve a glorious smile free of toothaches, set an appointment with Musso Family Dentistry at our dentist office in Garland, Texas. We can easily be reached at 972-840-8477. Dr. Mike A. Musso and the rest of our team look forward to taking your smile into the future!