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Will Toothache Go Away? What Happens If I Ignore My Toothache?
Will Toothache Go Away? What Happens If I Ignore My Toothache?
Hi, it’s Michael Ghobrial here from Sure Dental in Brisbane Wavell Heights. A couple of weeks ago, I met a lovely patient, Merita from Hamilton, who’d had some chronic toothache for a long time. She came in for us to assess this tooth. She’d been to a few other practices and the pain has continued. She asked me a really great question, and it’s why doesn’t the toothache disappear and why don’t your teeth fix themselves?

It got me thinking about that question. I thought I’ll record this video to help you understand, will a toothache go away, and what happens if we ignore our toothaches? At the end of this video, I would love for you to know a little bit more about what happens to toothaches that are ignored.

I guess the question, will the toothache go away? Sometimes teeth will start to be a little bit sore due to a bit of sensitivity. Sometimes it can be a change in toothbrush or toothpaste or a change in weather. It can be a short-lived sensitivity to cold that is short-lasting and it disappears.

However, throbbing, aching tooth pain will not disappear and often it will progress and become much worse. Toothaches, where a nerve has become unhappy in an irreversible manner, will continue to get worse until abscess forms. In one sense, once the abscess forms, sometimes the pain actually disappears for a while, but if we ignored that tooth with the abscess in it, one day, sometimes it’s in the short term, sometimes it’s in a really long term that infection can flare up in a really significant way and sometimes that can result in facial swelling and some really unsafe health outcomes as well to ignoring those infections.

Generally speaking, if you have a short, sharp discomfort, like the first one I described, it’s best to get that checked, make sure it’s nothing serious and make sure it’s nothing that’s going to progress because unfortunately, a toothache can progress and often teeth don’t start to cause issues until things have gotten quite bad.

But the second thing is if you’ve got a severe toothache or if you’ve had a severe toothache and then it’s disappeared, I suggest you get that checked out to make sure that there’s no chronic infection that’s developed there, the type of infection that is not good for your overall health generally, but also the type of infection that can present in the future with quite large facial swellings.

I hope this has been helpful in helping you understand what happens with a toothache and whether they’re going to go away. If you are experiencing a toothache and want to have it checked, and you are based in Brisbane, we can definitely look after you. Simply fill in the form on our website on www.suredental.com.au, direct message us on social media, or give us a call on  07 3256 9111. See you in the next video.

Note: All content and media on the Sure Dental website and social media channels are created and published online for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice.

 

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