Feel Good. Look Good. Because Dentistry Isn't Just A Science, It’s An Art.
Call us at: 505.994.1700
Steven Fife DDS, PC
2240 Grande Blvd SE Suite 101
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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Toothaches

If you’re looking for a dentist to bring relief to your tooth pain, Fife Dental Care can help. We provide general and emergency dental services to treat the periodontal disease and tooth problems that cause pain and discomfort.

Common Causes of Tooth Pain

Teeth are covered with a hard protective surface called enamel. There are no nerve endings in enamel, so damage to it can sometimes go unnoticed. However, the inner pulp of the tooth is filled with nerves and blood vessels, and damaged enamel can expose these, leading to a toothache.

Common reasons for tooth pain include:

  • Tooth decay
  • Abscesses and infection
  • Fractured or broken teeth
  • Damaged fillings and crowns
  • Gum disease

Pain may be constant or intermittent. It may be throbbing or sharp. You may notice visible swelling or inflammation of the gums around the affected tooth. Headaches and jaw pain are also common. If infection is present, you may have a bad taste in your mouth, unusually foul breath, and a low-grade fever.

Toothache Relief

Toothache is unpleasant to endure, and oral infections can lead to significant problems if left untreated. If you’re experiencing a toothache, you should see a dentist as soon as possible. This is especially important if the pain is severe, accompanied by ear ache or fever, or if pain is constant for more than one or two days; these are all signs of infection that can spread and involve other systems of the body.

Once you visit the dentist, you will receive an examination and treatment to provide both temporary and long-term relief. Treatment may include antibiotics and analgesics to manage infection and pain until a tooth restoration can be completed.

If you’re in pain from dental problems, don’t delay; contact Fife Dental Care right away to schedule an appointment for relief!

Call 505.994.1700 to schedule an appointment today.