Toothache is a painful condition that should never be ignored. While some people think it’s the first indication that a tooth is starting to play up, it’s actually a sign that things have already gone seriously wrong and urgent treatment is needed.
A toothache most frequently occurs when the nerve in the root of a tooth is being irritated by infection or decay that’s occurred due to a fracture in the tooth, a damaged filling, infected gums or other problem.
If toothache persists for more than a day, it’s important to make an appointment to see your Holistic Dental practitioner. If that’s not possible, you should visit your GP. Toothache can indicate any number of problems and early diagnosis is vital. Left untreated, dental infections can spread to other parts of the face and skull or allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream, where they could trigger the formation of clots leading to a heart attack or even a stroke.