Quiz: Does Your Tooth Hurt?

Does your tooth hurt? While sometimes pain can be temporary, often persistent discomfort is a warning sign of an oral health concern. Ignoring the toothache could mean you allow a problem to grow worse and lead to major complications.

Try Our Quiz on Toothaches

  1. True or False: They can be caused by multiple issues.
  2. True or False: Ignoring pain could lead to an infection.
  3. True or False: We can fix a cavity with a filling.
  4. True or False: We can also use crowns to address decay.

Answer Key

  1. True. Your toothache could be the result of air pressure changes, such as when you fly, or a sinus issue. However, in these cases the pain will only last a few hours. A persistent ache could an indicator of bruxism, which often damages teeth, or more likely, decay as a result of poor oral hygiene.
  2. True. If you have a cavity and ignore the warning signs, which include toothaches and tooth sensitivity, the decay will continue to grow until bacteria comes into contact with you dental pulp, the living tissue that keeps your tooth healthy. An infection then develops, which can threaten the health and stability of your tooth.
  3. True. Often, addressing cavities means placing a lifelike composite resin. Metal-free, this restoration is placed in one visit and provides a more natural looking solution for cavities. We shade the composite resin to ensure the material matches the rest of your tooth.
  4. True. If the decay has grown large and threatens to become an infection, a filling may not be enough. Fortunately, using CEREC technology we can create and place a custom ceramic crown in one visit, protecting your smile while providing restoration that blends with our smile seamlessly. If you have any questions about addressing decay or stopping toothaches, then contact our team today.

What Causes Toothaches?

We can pinpoint the cause of your discomfort and recommend the most appropriate treatment option! For more information about our treatments, from Invisalign braces to dental implants, contact our team today. Schedule a consultation by calling Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659.