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Would you be surprised to hear that we recommend scheduling an appointment with us if you’re suffering from regular toothaches? While visiting our team may not seem overly important, did you know that toothaches could be caused by several issues—and that these issues could become even more serious if they aren’t addressed?

In reality, your toothache could be caused by an infection. Sadly, your toothache could actually be caused by infections in your gums, such as gum disease. While you may not think this applies to you, did you know that gum disease is actually a more common problem than you would expect? You might also have an infection in the center of your root, which could cause an extremely painful toothache. If you’re dealing with this problem, you might need root canal therapy to deal with the issue.

Teeth grinding could also cause your toothache. While this might not seem to be an issue you’re dealing with, did you know that many people actually grind their teeth while they’re asleep? If you have cracked or chipped teeth, make unusual sounds when you sleep or have a sore jaw, you could be grinding your teeth. Sadly, aside from headaches, teeth grinding can lead to serious problems.

Of course, there are a few things you can do to temporarily deal with your toothaches. For instance, you could use painkillers. However, please remember that these only offer temporary relief. If you’re dealing with a toothache, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our dentists so we can help you permanently address your issue.

If you’re interested in learning more about potential causes of a toothache in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, please don’t hesitate to give 201 Dental Care a call at 201.944.1969. Dr. Susman, Dr. Gorelik, and our team will be happy to address any questions you may have. We’re excited to receive your call soon!