Why Does My Tooth Hurt?

Having a toothache can be a debilitating problem that affects your ability to go about your day like normal. This pain can lead to headaches and even cause a loss of appetite. To determine whether your discomfort will go away on its own or if you should see your dentist, it can help to understand why you are having a toothache in the first place. See below for common causes of oral pain and discomfort, and whether or not you may be experiencing a dental emergency that needs prompt care.

If you are experiencing severe or chronic tooth pain, you may have an urgent problem that needs to be evaluated. Contact The Art of Dentistry to schedule your appointment with Dr. Robin Rutherford. He can help you determine the cause of your toothache and how you can get lasting relief.