While tooth decay is often the primary cause of a toothache, it's important for you to have a complete oral examination rule our other issues. Other dental causes of a toothache include:
Treatment for a toothache depends on the cause. If a cavity is causing the toothache, your dentist will fill the cavity or possibly extract the tooth. An antibiotic may be prescribed if there is fever or swelling of the jaw. If the toothache persist visit your physician to rule out other health problems that may be causing your toothache. For more information about toothaches contact the dental team at Summerlyn Dental Care in Bradford, Ontario.