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Oftentimes, pain or discomfort in a person’s mouth is attributed to toothaches. Although toothaches are common, they are serious and should always be dealt with as soon as possible. If left unchecked, toothaches can cause tooth failure, tooth loss, and other health issues within the body, including serious infections. Listed below are some common questions about toothaches:

What is a toothache?
a.) Pain or discomfort typically associated with soreness in your mouth due to damaged nerve endings in a tooth’s pulp
b.) A mouth ailment caused by an obstructed breathing airway
c.) Difficulty sleeping due to cramps and headaches
d.) Discolored or stained teeth

True or False: Toothaches are never serious.
a.) True
b.) False

Which of the following conditions could result in a toothache?
a.) Blunt trauma
b.) Cavities
c.) Tooth enamel loss
d.) All of the above

True or False: Damage to the temporomandibular joints in your jaw can cause a toothache to occur.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: a, b, d, a

For an oral examination to check for the cause of your toothaches at Comfort Dental Care at our dentist office in Paterson, New Jersey, please book an appointment with Dr. Jorge Bastidas and our team by calling 973-742-2610. We look forward to serving your smile!