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A toothache is a term for any pain felt within or around a tooth. There are many reasons why you might have a toothache, and none of them should be ignored or taken lightly.

A toothache often means that the nerves in your mouth have been damaged. The nerves in your teeth are found in the innermost part of your tooth, a conglomeration of soft tissue called the pulp. Pulp damage can be caused by a multitude of sources, including oral accidents, injuries, tooth decay, dental erosion, and gum disease. If you have lost or cracked a tooth due to a violent blow, you will almost definitely experience discomfort in that area.

Your toothache may be accompanied by a facial rash, fever, swelling, and chills that are abnormal and unexplained. You can relieve toothache discomfort with aspirin, ibuprofen, and ice packs. If you continue to experience pain after 24 hours despite taking over-the-counter medication, it’s time to call our dentist.

If you have are experiencing toothache pain, you can call Echeverri Dental Center so our team can get you in to see Dr. Juan Echeverri as soon as possible. Our office is located in Houston, Texas, and we can be reached at 713-956-8767.