Hi, my name is Dr Warren Antonoff. I’m the Principal Dentist of Lifestyle Smiles.
Today we’re going to talk a very common topic, a toothache. Will toothache go away? And what happens if you ignore your toothache?
Some toothaches are not serious and they will go away by itself and you might not get any issues. But they are rare and few and far between. Most of the time, a toothache is a serious problem and needs attention. And if you leave it unattended, the infection will get worse and will lead to bigger problems and more expensive treatments. For example, if you need a few fillings, but you don’t get them fixed and the infection reaches the nerve 6 months later, then those teeth will require root canal treatments to save. Something that would have cost you a few hundreds of dollars to fix in the first place, is now a few thousand dollars more expensive.
Your abscess can be dormantly growing inside your jaw, and the infection could subsequently leak out into the rest of your body, and could lead to major major health issues.
So even if your toothache goes away by itself, goto your dentist and get it checked out.
I hope this video is useful to you. If you do have a toothache and is located in Melbourne, we would love to help. Simply give us a call, direct message us on social media, or complete the enquiry form on our website. See you in the next video.
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Toothache can be multifactorial. It could come from the tooth or the gum surrounding the tooth, your jaw or muscles, or sometimes even your sinuses.
Due to this intimate connection, a lot of toothaches and headaches are intimately related.