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I have a toothache. Should I visit my dentist?


There are several reasons a person might have a toothache. Teeth usually feel pain when the top layer of the tooth—the enamel—is damaged and exposes the inner layers. The pain may be sharp, dull, persistent, or throbbing. In some cases, a trip to the dentist may be necessary, however, there are several at-home remedies you can try to relieve the pain. In this blog, we’ll offer a few home remedies for toothaches and explain when it’s necessary to visit the dentist. Home Remedies for Toothaches It’s important to note that home remedies don’t treat the underlying problem of a toothache. So, [...]

I have a toothache. Should I visit my dentist?2020-09-15T12:27:16-06:00

When Does a Toothache Require Treatment?


As with other forms of pain or discomfort, a toothache is the body’s way of communicating a potential oral health issue. Patients should take any toothache seriously. Even mild oral discomfort can develop into persistent pain if left unaddressed.  If you are experiencing severe or persistent oral pain, please schedule a visit to our office soon. Most causes of toothaches can be treated with minimal intervention. Once the source of your discomfort has been addressed, you can enjoy restful sleep and restored oral health.  What is causing my toothache? Diagnosing the cause of your toothache will be our doctor’s top priority [...]

When Does a Toothache Require Treatment?2020-02-13T11:18:18-07:00

What is your tooth pain telling you?


Our body has a way of communicating with our mind when something is “off”; usually, it’s through pain or discomfort. Sore muscles, sinus pressure, and headaches are all ways that our body communicates that it needs rest, water, or anything else. Your teeth and gums are no different! When patients call our Denver dental practice complaining of tooth pain, it’s an indication that something is not as it should be. To discover the source of the pain, and to treat the underlying issue, our doctors use information such as the patient’s description of the pain, as well as X-ray images and [...]

What is your tooth pain telling you?2019-05-13T09:31:25-06:00

Top 7 Causes of a Toothache


Having a toothache is not only inconvenient, it can be downright frustrating. This is especially true if you’re not sure what is causing it. There are actually several different reasons why a toothache may surface. Today, our team at Metropolitan Dental Care will explore the top 7 causes of a toothache and discuss ways to alleviate your discomfort and preserve your smile. If you have a toothache in Lone Tree, CO, read on! Cavities or Decay One of the primary causes of a toothache is tooth decay. When a cavity forms on the tooth surface, it erodes through the enamel and [...]

Top 7 Causes of a Toothache2018-02-06T09:42:16-07:00

What a Toothache Really Means


If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know it can bring your life to a screeching halt. Whether it’s constant or intermittent, a toothache is impossible to ignore. There are a few different sensations that can be labeled as “toothache” and some of the possible causes are a lot more serious than others. You may feel sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages, shooting pains, throbbing, or a low-intensity soreness.   Most toothaches are caused by one of the following: A deep cavity A crack or fracture Gum recession (exposed tooth root), due to gum disease or improper brushing Damaged dental [...]

What a Toothache Really Means2017-07-28T01:22:52-06:00