What is Causing Your Toothache?

If you’re struggling with troublesome toothache, we are here to help. Whether you’ve had an isolated episode of pain or have experienced persistent discomfort or sensitivity, it’s a good idea to get your teeth checked out just in case you need treatment.

Causes of toothache

Toothache is a very common problem and there are various different causes. One of the most common causes of toothache is decay. Decay is caused by harmful bacteria, which produce strong acids that weaken the protective enamel surfaces of your teeth. Eventually the enamel will become so weak that holes known as cavities start to form. If you have tooth decay, it is best to get it treated as soon as possible to prevent further infection. The most common course of action is to place a filling inside the cavity. We offer high quality white fillings, which will strengthen and protect your tooth without having a negative impact on the look of your smile.

Dental injuries can also cause tooth pain. If you’ve been hit by a ball playing sport or have tripped and banged your mouth, for example, you may experience toothache. Pain may arise as a result of a fracture or chip and it’s best to see your dentist. If there is damage, your dentist can patch up your tooth to protect it and prevent any further pain.

Sensitivity can also increase the risk of tooth pain. If your teeth are sensitive, this usually means that the enamel is worn or thin and this has resulted in the dentin layer of the tooth becoming exposed. The dentin lies beneath the enamel and contains the nerves, which is why you feel pain.

Dental abscesses can also cause pain. Tooth pain tends to be severe in this case and you may also experience swelling and tenderness around the affected tooth. If you have a dental abscess, you will need treatment from your dentist, who will drain and remove the abscess.

If you’re struggling with pain, don’t suffer in silence. Call us today and we’ll have you smiling again in no time!