Tooth pain can occur for many different reasons. In some cases, it’s just a passing discomfort that will go away on its own in a short period of time. But in other cases, it’s more serious and requires proper care. Here are a few reasons you may be experiencing a toothache:
Sensitivity: Tooth sensitivity can go from mild to serious very quickly. Navigating the types of foods and drinks that you can safely have can be a tough task, through trial and error. If sensitive teeth are causing your tooth pain, this recent blog post offers some tips that may offer the relief you need.
Cavities: While cavities can occur with no pain whatsoever, in some cases they may hurt. If you’re experiencing pain that you think may be due to a cavity, it’s important to get to the dentist as soon as possible to have the cavity filled before it gets worse or causes further discomfort.
Cracked Tooth: Usually when you break a tooth, you’ll know it right away. But sometimes the chip or crack may not be noticeable immediately. You may feel some tooth pain before realizing the cause and if there is a crack or break in the tooth, you’ll want to call the dentist as soon as possible.
Sinuses: If your upper teeth are in pain, the cause may be sinusitis, which is a sinus infection. In this case, it’s best to see your family doctor right away. Though it isn’t a dental issue, it can be confused for one because of the area of pain.
Infection: Aside from a sinus infection, tooth pain can be caused by other dental infections. This is often characterized by a constant throbbing pain that will not subside.
If your pain persists, for any of the above reasons, it’s always best to see your dentist and deal with the issue as soon as possible. Give us a call at Southeast Dental in Markham to book an appointment – or book online – so we can deal with the problem right away and ease your tooth pain.