September 08, 2008

Causes of tooth ache

Any kind of pain is always a bad thing, but tooth ache is special because it affects our teeth, the organs we eat everyday with.

Anyone who has experienced it knows how terrible it is, especially when you have a work where you have to talk or have direct contact with people, or it just paralyzes you. It sucks big time.

But, what are the causes of our dental mishap?

  • Tooth root’s exposure. This may happen due to gum receding or untreated cavities. If there is a deep cavity in the untreated tooth, then it is possible that the dental pulp causes an intense pain that doesn’t leave you sleep.
  • Tooth decomposition and decay. Again, this is related to the presence of cavities, which means you have to go ASAP to the dentist.
  • Cavities close to the nerve. When teeth are so close together, if one has a cavity it can pass it to other teeth. This usually happens to wisdom teeth.
Other reasons for teeth pain are:
  • Gum disease.
  • Bruxism or teeth grinding.
  • Abnormal teeth bite.
  • Dental trauma.
  • Poor dental ergonomy.
Although you can always take a painkiller and ease your immediate pain, you MUST visit the dentist for a full checkup, once you notice sensibility to hot and/or cold foods, constant tooth ache, inflamed gums, strong pain when biting, more pain in that area after a dental procedure or teeth discoloration.

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