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If you ever noticed any form of infection within a tooth, you are suffering from a toothache. Toothaches typically arise due to a cracked tooth, periodontal disease or another issue in which bacteria have entered a tooth. To determine if you are suffering from a toothache, it is important to be aware of the causes and symptoms that often arise.

Most toothaches are the result of damage to your teeth that was caused by an oral accident or injury or microscopic damage in the form of erosion or tooth decay. If you are suffering from an infection, it could be caused by periodontal disease, cracked tooth or an infected cavity. To help protect your smile, it is important to always look for the symptoms that may be present and receive the necessary treatments whenever possible.

If you are suffering from a toothache, it is typically known you will continue to feel pain even after taking over the counter medications. Also, if you notice any indications of inflammation or discharge coming from your mouth or are experiencing facial rashes, high fevers or chills that have no other reasonable explanation, it could be linked to a toothache. Other forms of dental damage associated with toothaches include oral abscesses.

If you think you have a toothache, please call our office so we can get you in to see Dr. John P. Blake and our team as soon as possible. Our office is conveniently located in Lake Orion, Michigan. To reach us, call our office at 248.693.5800.