So, you’ve been experiencing tooth pain lately.
Getting into an oral care routine have always been advised by dental health experts so as to maintain healthy teeth and a care-free smile.
However, no matter how careful you are about your oral health and hygiene, at some point in life, you may happen to incur the discomfort of tooth pain. And before you hold cavity accountable for your toothache, you must know that cavity isn’t the only cause.
There are several possible problems besides cavity (tooth decay) that lead to mild to severe tooth pain. Let’s take a look at them.
Experiencing a severe discomfort or pain in the teeth when consuming hot or cold beverages or foods indicate that you have sensitive teeth.
Sensitivity in teeth may result from tooth decay, a loose filling, thinning of the tooth enamel or receding gums and doesn’t usually cause much problem if the discomfort lasts only a few moments.
If you’re bothered by a throbbing, continuous pain in the teeth, you might have a tooth abscess (infection) in or around the root of teeth. A tooth infection is a puss-filled swelling caused when the pus from the infected tooth pulp spreads into the surrounding periodontal tissues and bone causing significant pain.
In addition, a periodontal abscess, which is an infection in the gums and the surrounding tissues, can also result in an incessant tooth pain.
People with a sinus infection often complaint about a dull, throbbing pain on the both sides of the upper teeth which are also referred as a sinus toothache. While sinus is a less common cause of a toothache, the pain in the sinus area is significant and may require you to see the dentist.
In addition, an abnormal bite, chipped or broken teeth, and repetitive grinding and chewing are some other conditions that trigger tooth pain.
Toothaches may not necessarily be acute and life-threatening. But waiting for the little inconvenience or discomfort to develop into a serious condition should be the last thing to consider.
So, it is advisable to see your dentist regardless of the type and severity of your pain.