There is nothing quite like a severe toothache to get your attention and hold it. If you’ve got a severe toothache, remember us at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria.
A toothache usually happens when the nerve inside the tooth, or surrounding it, becomes irritated. While a severe toothache might indicate an easily-remedied cavity, it might also be a sign of something more serious, like trauma or an infection.
There are certain signs that your toothache is serious:
- Throbbing Pain: It may be in the tooth itself, in the jawbone, or in your neck.
- Swelling: The area immediately by the infected tooth may swell; the cheek, in particular.
- Sensitivity: You may experience pain when sipping or eating things that are hot or cold, or from the pressure of biting and chewing.
- Swollen Lymph Nodes: If the sides of your neck are swollen right underneath your jaw, it could be a sign of a life-threatening infection. See us immediately.
If you notice any of these signs, you should have it checked out right away. At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we offer emergency dentistry and treat any and all dental ailments. Patients from Mt. Vernon and Alexandria also come to us for family and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!
Contact Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry:
Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):
8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114