We strive to provide excellent dental care in a friendly environment to the families of Plainfield, IL because every healthy body needs a healthy mouth.

Did you brush, rinse and floss and it still hurts? Having a toothache is one of the worst kinds of pain to experience. Whether the pain is sharp and stabbing or dull and aching, it can interfere with your ability to eat, talk, and complete daily routines. Toothaches are highly treatable, and the methods used to treat them have been highly perfected by dentists over the years.

What Causes Toothaches?

Any sort of injury or damage to the tooth itself or the tissues surrounding a tooth can cause a toothache. Tooth pain can range from mild to severe. Sometimes it may be constant, and other times it may fade in and out. The most common causes of tooth pain include:

  • Cavities
  • Cracked and Chipped Teeth
  • Bruxism
  • Dental Abscess
  • Exposed Tooth Roots
  • Wisdom Teeth

How to Prevent Toothaches

Tooth pain can be overwhelming, even if you do have it treated promptly. So it is wise to do all you can to prevent toothaches. Here are a few preventative steps to get you started:

  • Wear a mouthguard when playing sports
  • Brush and floss your teeth twice a day, every day
  • Have wisdom teeth removed as recommended
  • Schedule a dental checkup twice a year at Ahoyt Family Dental

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We are excited to see you and your family at our state-of-the-art dental office in Plainfield!


the AFD Team

Ahoyt Family Dental
13717 South US 30, Suite 129 Plainfield IL 60544
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