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Teeth that consistently ache or bother you aren’t supposed to be written off; they’re actually very valid causes for concern. A toothache usually indicates something else is going on, and you can’t afford to let a potential problem linger.

Here are a few reasons why Dr. Steven A. Beuligmann recommends you visit us as quickly as possible if you’re experiencing a lingering toothache.

Could indicate cavities

One of the most common causes of toothaches is a cavity. While they’re not terribly serious, if you let them go untreated a cavity can have devastating effects on the health of its tooth and surrounding teeth. You don’t want to take that health risk.

Tooth infection

Occasionally, teeth can become infected. This is called an abscess and is home to a host of bacteria you definitely don’t want in your mouth. An abscessed tooth can cause tooth death, decay, tooth loss, and even gum disease if the infection isn’t caught, treated, and stopped quickly.

Enamel erosion

Lastly, consistent tooth pain, or pain when eating particularly cold things or when biting, can indicate erosion of enamel. Enamel is the outer layer of your teeth and what protects them from harm and infection.

Don’t delay in making your appointment – call us today at 760.729.5964 to get your toothache taken care of.