No matter how diligent you are about brushing and flossing your teeth, you may experience tooth pain at some point in your life. Although a cavity is usually the culprit, there can be several other possible reasons for tooth pain.
If you experience pain every time you eat or drink, it could indicate a cavity hidden somewhere in your tooth. However, it could just mean you have particularly sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity can be either from receding gums or from the thinning of the enamel and both of these can be the result of gum disease. Thin enamel can also be genetic. Using a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive toothbrush made for sensitive teeth can lessen sensitivity. You should also get a consultation at Palo Alto Oral Health.
If you experience sharp shooting pain every time you bite down, this may be caused by a fractured tooth or a cavity. However, if the pain is continuous and pulsating, this can be a sign of an abscessed tooth or deep-rooted infection. In this case, you need to get treated by our doctors and as soon as possible.
Sometimes, the pain in your teeth may not even be because of your teeth. It could be due to a sinus infection. If only the upper teeth in both the sides of your face are painful, you may be suffering from sinusitis. This toothache is usually accompanied by a nasal congestion and tender sinuses. Once you get your sinus treated, the pain will go away on its own.
If the pain is near your jaw, it can be caused by temporomandibular joint disorders. This may be a result of injury to the jaw, nocturnal tooth grinding (bruxism), arthritis, or cancer. Sometimes, impacted wisdom teeth can also cause jaw pain.
Tooth pain may not always be severe. Sometimes, it also goes away on its own. However, even if the pain is intermittent, waiting for the pain to reemerge or get worse is not the best options. No matter what type of toothache you suffer form, it is best to get diagnosed and treated at Palo Alto Oral Health. To get an appointment with us, call us at (650) 250-4350 today.
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