What’s Causing Your Toothache?

Posted December 2, 2015

Do you have toothaches often? Does one tooth seem to hurt frequently? Do you know why that may be or what you can do to prevent toothaches?

The most common cause of toothaches is tooth decay. If tooth decay is left untreated, it can eventually lead to a cavity. If a cavity isn’t addressed, decay can continue to spread until it reaches your nerves and roots. If this happens, your tooth will probably ache and be vulnerable to temperatures.

Similarly, your toothache could be cause by a fracture or a crack in your teeth or from broken or missing teeth. Again, if your crack is deep enough, your roots and nerves will be exposed. Conversely, if your fracture doesn’t reach your nerves, you may not experience any ill-effects.

However, if you don’t notice anything wrong with your smile but have a toothache, you should still visit your dentist—even if you only experience pain when you bite down. You may even have Cracked Tooth Syndrome, which is essentially a small crack that is virtually impossible to detect. In fact, even a dentist with an X-ray could have a hard time identifying the fracture.

Fortunately, your dentist can help, regardless of the reason for your toothache. Furthermore, your dentist will be able to treat your toothache with a natural-looking solution.

If you would like to learn more, please feel free to contact us soon. We are excited to hear from you.