During your regular dental checkup and cleaning appointments, you might not always remember all of the questions you have for your dentist. Unless you have a toothache, in which case your first questions may be why you have one and how to relieve it. Because toothaches can be caused by a wide variety of issues, your dentist will first carefully examine your tooth and dental health to determine what’s causing it. Then, your dentist can help you develop a treatment plan and hygiene habits at home to alleviate it. It’s important to follow your dentist’s advice for dealing with your toothache; otherwise, the pain and threat to your dental health will grow worse.