Dr Michael I. Feinberg DDS
Flatbush: (718) 355-9939
Borough Park: (718) 618-4947

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Flatbush Office
Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Borough Park
Monday: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 6:00pm
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Toothaches

A "toothache" is pain typically around a tooth, teeth or jaws. In most instances, toothaches are caused by a dental problem, such as a dental cavity, a cracked or fractured tooth, an exposed tooth root or gum disease.

Sometimes diseases of the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint), or spasms of the muscles used for chewing can cause toothache-like symptoms.

The severity of a toothache can range from chronic and mild to sharp and excruciating. It can be a dull ache or intense.  The pain may be aggravated by chewing or by thermal foods and liquids which are cold or hot. A thorough oral examination, proper tooth testing and evaluation, along with appropriate dental x-rays, can help determine the cause.  What we want to know is whether the toothache is really coming from a tooth or somewhere else.