A toothache is painful! Fortunately, most toothaches can be prevented by visiting your dentist for regular check ups and maintaining good oral hygiene. Unfortunately, many people wait until they have a severe toothache before going to the dentist.

The most common cause of a toothache is a cavity. The second most common cause is gum disease. It could also be caused by an exposed root or by a cracked or broken tooth. Sometimes a toothache originates somewhere else in your body. But no matter what the cause, you need to see your dentist as soon as possible for an evaluation and the treatment that you need!