Many Glendale residents suffer needlessly with toothache pain, rather than see a dentist for a proper diagnosis. A visit to a Glendale dentist may reveal that your toothache is being caused by a sinus infection, or a disorder of the jaw, and that there is nothing wrong with your actual tooth. Only a dentist can determine the underlying cause of the toothache and formulate a toothache treatment plan.
There can be numerous causes for a toothache, but the most frequent cause is tooth decay. Tooth decay begins when leftover food particles result in the growth of acid producing bacteria, which over time can dissolve tooth enamel, eventually forming cavities.
Once a cavity has formed, the tooth must be restored or it will result in toothache pain. In the early stages a cavity may not be painful, but it will progress to pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold, and eventually a continuous toothache, which can become excruciating.