Toothaches can be an uncomfortable and distressing dental issue, causing pain either in the tooth itself, the surrounding area or even the jawline near the affected tooth. Sometimes, a toothache may originate from the jaw joint. While the most common culprits behind toothaches are cavities, cracked teeth, periodontal disease and exposed tooth roots, tooth pain can also be triggered by medical conditions unrelated to your oral health, such as ear infections, sinus infections or even heart problems.

In addition to pain, toothaches may manifest with other symptoms that could indicate an underlying problems and a need for more extensive treatment. These symptoms include:

  • Swollen, red or tender gums
  • Easy bleeding of the gums
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Misalignment of teeth
  • Heightened tooth sensitivity
  • Discomfort when brushing or chewing

If you find yourself dealing with a toothache, please seek professional dental care promptly. Here at Schneider Family Dentistry, our dentists and team will conduct a thorough examination. This includes taking X-rays of your teeth and supporting structures to pinpoint the source of your discomfort. Once the cause is identified, we will develop a personalized treatment plan to alleviate your pain and restore your oral health.

We also strongly recommend adhering to regular preventive care appointments, as this will help you maintain good oral health and avoid toothaches and other dental issues. Regular dental cleanings and exams, along with other preventive treatments, play a crucial role in preserving the health and beauty of your smile.

If you have any questions about treating tooth pain in Gaithersburg, Maryland, or want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Adam Schneider or Dr. Katie Staub, please call or text us today at 240-654-3555. Your dental wellbeing is our top priority, and we are here to assist you every step of the way.