Tooth Pain

Tooth pain

What is a Toothache?

A toothache usually refers to pain around the teeth or jaws primarily as a result of a dental condition. In most instances, toothaches are caused by tooth problems, such as a dental cavity, a cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, or gum disease.

However, disorders of the jaw joint can also cause pain that is referred to as "toothache." The severity of a toothache can range from chronic and mild to sharp and excruciating. The pain may be aggravated by chewing or by cold or heat. A thorough oral examination, which includes dental X-rays, can help determine whether the toothache is coming from a tooth or jaw problem and the cause. If you are experiencing a toothache give us a call!

But wait...there's more! Atlanta Dental Spa has a VaTech 3D x-ray machine. Cone Beam Technology allows us to see your dental anatomy as it actually exists! Traditionally panoramic x-rays are fantastic. That being said they have limitations because we are looking at a 3-Dimensional object on a flat 2-Dimensional x-ray. We use 3-D x-rays when we are placing dental implants, identifying potential cracked teeth, or diagnosing infection- just to name a few.

FACT: Tooth pain can be caused from a cracked tooth, decay, infection of tooth, infection of bone, recession, improper filling or restoration, etc. Just to name a few

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