Tooth pain is common among a lot of people, and the pain can range from slight sensitivity to severe aching and throbbing. There can be many reasons why this may occur.
TOOTH SENSITIVITYTooth sensitivity is the most common pain among people and usually one that most try to ignore, or simply shrug off. If you have experienced or felt uncomfortable from a sharp pain or twinge when you eat or drink any hot or cold food and drink, then you may suffer from tooth sensitivity.
TOOTH DECAYAs well as Tooth Sensitivity, another main contributor to Tooth pain is Tooth Decay, Tooth Decay left untreated can result in Cavities. This is caused by the sugar in the foods and drinks we consume, reacting with the plaque on our teeth, which create acids, which in turn soften and dissolve our enamel (soft part of the inside of our teeth) and create a hole in your tooth – known as a cavity. The Pain you experience from a cavity tends to be a dull ache that may be brought on when eating or biting down on something. If you suffer from any ongoing tooth pain, you should always consult your Dentist, but regular check-ups are a great way to maintain healthy, clean and pain free teeth. This is also important, as pain symptoms from tooth decay may not present until it is at quite an advanced stage.
OTHER REASONS YOUR TEETH MAY HURTBesides tooth sensitivity and Tooth Decay, some other reasons you may experience Tooth pain may be:
- Cracked Teeth – May cause discomfort and sensitivity in your tooth if dentine in your tooth is exposed
- Infected Tooth – Intense pain, dull aching and throbbing as well as sensitivity, maybe a sign of an infected tooth
- Dental Treatment – Some Treatments may leave you with sensitivity or soreness for a short period after treatment