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Are you tired of having toothaches? If so, our Brent Huckabay D.D.S. team is happy to help you! Toothaches in Midland, Texas, are painful, inconvenient, and a sign of danger. In fact, if you have a toothache, it’s usually a sign of a bigger problem. So, it’s best to identify the cause of your toothache and act accordingly. The most common causes of a toothache are:

Tooth decay: Tooth decay is a common cause of a toothache. If you can feel a hole in your tooth or if you have pain radiating from within the tooth, you should see your dentist as soon as possible. Getting treatment as soon as possible can help you eliminate your toothache and avoid tooth extraction.

Infection: An infection in the gums, which is usually an abscess, is a serious dental issue that could cause a toothache. It is usually a result of severe tooth decay, gingivitis, or trauma to the tooth.

Fractures: A fracture to the tooth could easily cause a toothache. If you’ve fractured a tooth, whether from a blow to the face or chewing on something hard, it’s best to get it treated as soon as possible. Your dentist can fix the issue and prevent any further complications from arising.

Damaged dental work: If you have a broken or damaged dental crown, dental bridge, or dental filling, it’s important to get it treated as soon as possible. Treatment can help you wash your toothache away and can also help you prevent additional problems with your dental restoration.

Something stuck between your teeth: The most common cause of a toothache is having something stuck between your teeth. To get it out, brush, floss, and rinse. You can also rinse your mouth with saltwater to clean the area and wash the pain away.

If you are experiencing a toothache because of the more serious dental issues mentioned, please remember to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Brent Huckabay, as soon as possible. Your dentist will be more than happy to treat the issue and wash your pain away. For more information and details about toothaches and how to treat them, please call our office at 432-684-6672. Our dental team is happy to help you!