Toothache refers to pain in and around the teeth and jaws that’s usually caused by tooth decay.
Toothache occurs when the innermost layer of the tooth (dental pulp) becomes inflamed. The pulp is made up of sensitive nerves and blood vessels.
Dental pulp can become inflamed as a result of:
It can turn into a dental abcess.
An abscessed tooth is a sign of a serious infection in your mouth. If you have severe swelling of your gums or cheek, it is important to contact us immediately.
If left untreated the infection may spread to your jaw and to other areas of your head and neck causing Cellulitus.
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