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Toothaches are often caused and associated with pain and discomfort due to damaged nerve endings in a tooth’s pulp. If your pulp is damaged, your tooth could become infected and die. For more information about toothaches, take the following quiz:

True or False: Toothaches that don’t go away after 24 hours may require professional treatment.
a.) True
b.) False

Which of the following is not a sign or symptom of a toothache?
a.) Numbness or pain in your mouth
b.) Noticeable discharge around a tooth
c.) A sore lower back
d.) An oral infection in your tooth’s pulp

True or False: Pain relievers can treat all toothaches.
a.) True
b.) False

A toothache refers to what?
a.) Damage to the nerve endings in the pulp of a tooth
b.) Pulp damage caused by oral accidents, infections, and tooth decay
c.) Severe tooth enamel loss allowing bacteria to damage the pulp
d.) All of the above

Answer Key: a, c, b, d

If you want to experience the joys of a healthier smile at Tommy J. Baugh, DDS, simply call us at 281-484-1006 to schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Houston, Texas. Dr. Tommy Baugh and our team look forward to brightening your smile!