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There's no need to suffer with toothache pain

Your overall health and wellness begins in your mouth, so when you get a toothache it is your teeth and gums in a plea for attention. Often constant throbbing pain that makes toothaches especially unbearable, is caused by inflammation in the pulp of the tooth (also known as the inside of the tooth). The pulp of each tooth contains nerve endings that are highly sensitive to pain.

Symptoms of Toothache

Having a toothache is painful and the signs are obvious, symptoms may include:

  • Any pain, soreness or ache felt in or around the tooth
  • Sharp, dull, throbbing or constant pain
  • Pain when putting pressure on the tooth
  • Pain when chewing
  • Pain with hot or cold drinks or foods
  • Swollen or sore gums around the tooth
  • Headaches
  • High fevers
  • Bleeding gums

Causes of Toothache

Dental causes of a toothache may be related to your teeth, gums or jaw. The most common causes of toothaches are:

  • Dental cavities as a result of tooth decay
  • A fractured or broken tooth
  • An impacted tooth
  • Gum disease
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Jaw pain

When to see a dentist

If you have a toothache, talk to your Maven dentist.  

Book an appointment to see a dentist as soon as possible if:

  • You have pain that lasts longer than a day or two
  • Your pain is severe or starts to become unbearable
  • You have a fever, earache, or pain when you open your mouth wide

Are you in pain?

If you’re experiencing pain and need emergency dental care, call us and we’ll get you in fast for an emergency appointment.

What's Next?

Learn more about some possible treatment options with your local Maven Dental practice. We recommend you book an appointment with a dentist to further discuss, so they can provide expert advice on getting your mouth on track.


The cost of treating a tooth pain or a toothache varies depending on the cause. We recommend seeing your Maven dentist as soon as possible to diagnose the cause of the tooth pain and advise you on the cost of treatment. If you’re in severe pain, call us for an emergency appointment.

A toothache feels very different to other aches and pains in your body. It can often be unbearable at times, and tooth pain can escalate quickly. The nerves in the teeth don’t feel heat, cold or touch, however when stimulated, teeth only response is pain.

Yes. If you adopt a healthy lifestyle and develop a routine that includes taking care of your oral health, you can reduce your chances of getting a toothache. This includes being proactive with a combination of at-home dental care and building a regular relationship with your dentist or dental hygienist.

We recommend daily healthy habits and regular visits to the dentist. For a healthy smile and overall good oral health:

  • Practice good oral hygiene habits at home including brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day
  • Book routine hygiene & check-up visits with a dentist or dental hygienist ideally every 6 months or as advised by your dentist

Yes. In some situations, toothache or tooth sensitivity can come and go. Depending on the condition causing the pain, your relief may be short lived. We recommend a visit to your dentist to discuss the cause of the tooth pain. This allows you to avoid further damage and find a more permanent pain solution.

We understand that some people feel anxious about visiting the dentist.  At Maven Dental, we work hard to make you feel comfortable and to create environments that feel safe and welcoming.  We also believe that communication is key and invite you to share any concerns you may have prior or upon arrival.

While everyone is different, we’ve created a list of tips that can help to reduce anxiety related to dentist visits – read more