11 doctors weighed in:

How serious is a toothache ?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Can be very serious

A toothache is a sign that there is something wrong with the tooth.
Sometimes a toothache is just a minor issue caused by biting into something hard or tooth grinding and may go away on its own. Other times, a toothache indicates deep decay requiring a root canal or extraction. Not taking care of a tooth decay can lead to an abscess which can make you very sick. See the dentist for any toothache.

In brief: Can be very serious

A toothache is a sign that there is something wrong with the tooth.
Sometimes a toothache is just a minor issue caused by biting into something hard or tooth grinding and may go away on its own. Other times, a toothache indicates deep decay requiring a root canal or extraction. Not taking care of a tooth decay can lead to an abscess which can make you very sick. See the dentist for any toothache.
Dr. James Beck
Dr. James Beck
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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Toothaches can be a sign of high sensitivity, possibly from too many acidic foods.
It could be a cavity that needs filling. It could be infection. Depending on the severity, decide whether to see a dentist. Try to do it before the weekend. Take something like Acetaminophen for pain. If there's swelling and tenderness move quicker to the dentist. Hope this is helpful.

In brief: It depends

Toothaches can be a sign of high sensitivity, possibly from too many acidic foods.
It could be a cavity that needs filling. It could be infection. Depending on the severity, decide whether to see a dentist. Try to do it before the weekend. Take something like Acetaminophen for pain. If there's swelling and tenderness move quicker to the dentist. Hope this is helpful.
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Dr. Marc Hirsch
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Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Toothache

Toothache can be caused by a cavity, gum disease, grinding, trauma, fracture and so on.
You should always check with a dentist to find the cause.

In brief: Toothache

Toothache can be caused by a cavity, gum disease, grinding, trauma, fracture and so on.
You should always check with a dentist to find the cause.
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dr. Maryam Chiani
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Serious enough

Serious enough that the problem will not go away permanently until treated.
Some tooth problems are life threatening.

In brief: Serious enough

Serious enough that the problem will not go away permanently until treated.
Some tooth problems are life threatening.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: In what way ?

It is serious enough that the tooth needs to be evaluated and treated.
Please make an appointment to be seen.

In brief: In what way ?

It is serious enough that the tooth needs to be evaluated and treated.
Please make an appointment to be seen.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Serious

Teeth hurting is a sign that something is wrong.

In brief: Serious

Teeth hurting is a sign that something is wrong.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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