We here at Family Dentistry want to do our best to ensure that our office and our staff are accessible to our patients in case of an emergency. Remember that emergency care patients need to remain flexible as our office does our best to ensure you quick and efficient service.
Decay is often cited as the primary cause of a toothache, but it is important for you to have a complete oral examination to determine the cause. Other causes include infection, gum disease, grinding teeth (bruxism), tooth trauma and an abnormal bite. TMJ, sinus or ear infections can also cause discomfort that resembles a toothache. In babies and school-age children, tooth eruption may sometimes be the cause of tooth pain.
A broken filling should be treated as soon as possible because decay can continue to grow and cause an infection in the nerve of a tooth.