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You may think that toothaches are common, and while it’s not unheard of to have a tooth bother you for a few hours after eating something really cold, or biting down hard on some food, there are some instances where a toothache isn’t normal.

Let’s examine what those situations are.

When it doesn’t go away

If you have a tooth that’s bothering you and the pain won’t go away then that’s a surefire sign that you need to come in and see our team right away. Persistent tooth pain is often the sign of a more serious underlying problem, such as a cavity, abscess, or other oral health dilemmas. In all cases, you want to get them treated as quickly as possible.

Bleeding and instability

If the tooth that’s giving you pain bleeds at all, or feels loose while brushing, then that’s also a sign you need to see us immediately. Bleeding is usually a sign of infection (an abscess) while a loose tooth can be a sign of gum disease. Either problem can be seriously detrimental to your oral health if you’re not vigilant about treating it right away, and you don’t want to deal with the long-term effects of them.

If you have any toothache related problems, call us immediately at 708.469.6006 to see Dr. Thomas Bell right away for treatment.