Do you have tooth pain?

X-rays and an oral examination can help discover the cause of tooth pain.

Shot of a young businesswoman suffering from toothache at work

A toothache usually refers to pain around the teeth or jaws and is primarily a result of a dental condition.

In most instances, toothaches are caused by tooth problems, such as a dental cavity, a cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, or gum disease.

Disorders of The Jaw Can Cause Tooth Pain

Disorders of the jaw joint can also cause pain that can be referred to as a toothache. The severity of a toothache can range from mild to sharp and excruciating. The pain may be aggravated by chewing, cold, or heat. A thorough oral examination, including dental X-rays, can help determine whether the toothache is coming from a tooth or jaw problem, and the cause