Why does toothache occur and what are the major causes of it?
Toothache is caused by many different factors. It is not only irritating, but it can distract you from focusing on daily tasks such as working and eating depending on the severity. The dental pain can become so chronic that you become bedridden by it.
Of course if this occurs then contact us immediately to get this toothache fixed. Dental pain comes in many forms as well. It can be severe, mild, constant, lingering, and can become worse when exposed to cold or hot temperatures or chewing.
Toothache due to Tooth Decay
Occurs when the bacteria has reached the roots of the teeth resulting in an abscess inside your tooth and also in the bone.
Toothache due to Fractured Tooth or Filling
An exposed nerve can cause an abscess as well as excruciating dental pain.
Toothache due to Gum Disease
There are many ways gum disease can cause tooth pain, especially if left untreated and it develops into periodontitis (where your bone is being eaten away).
Toothache due to Wisdom Tooth pain
If there is no space for a wisdom tooth to come out then it gets trapped under the bone and gums. The gums can then collect food and bacteria leading to an infection that results in severe pain.
These are the most common, so there could be other factors that may cause dental pain. In order to find out the cause we will need to perform a quick examination of your mouth.