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Toothaches are inconvenient and extremely painful. Our team at Paul L. Evans, DDS never wants you to experience this dental problem, but sometimes it’s inevitable. To help you better understand toothaches, we have provided the answers to the following questions:

What causes a toothache?
There are generally many causes of toothaches, like tooth decay, an abscessed tooth, a fractured tooth, a damaged filling, teeth-grinding habits, and infected gums. The only way to know what is creating your specific toothache is to visit with your dentist.

What are the symptoms of a toothache?
Toothaches usually involve a sharp pain in the center of your tooth or maybe a throbbing feeling. Sometimes the ache only appears when you apply pressure to the tooth while other times the ache is constant. There are also times when the ache involves swelling around the tooth, a fever or headache, or foul-tasting drainage.

When should I see my dentist about the toothache?
If your toothache has lasted for more than two days, see your dentist. We also recommend coming into the office if the toothache is too severe to handle or if you have a fever, earache, or difficulty opening your mouth in a wide manner.

So, if you need to visit with Dr. Paul L. Evans about your toothache, please call 530.273.4442 now and schedule an appointment. We are here to help you in any way we can—all you need to do is call us and talk to a member of our caring dental team. We look forward to restoring your oral health!