Why Does My Tooth Ache?

 In Dental Care

If you’ve seen Castaway, you’ll know the risk of leaving a toothache untreated for too long. If you’re curious why your tooth is causing you so much discomfort, here are some causes of toothaches that can be a real pain!

Cavity

If you have tooth decay that has reached your nerve ending, you might get increased sensitivity and an aching pain in your tooth.
Abscessed Tooth

A severe infection of the root or between your gum and tooth can create a pressure that hurts like heck. This is a serious problem, and can lead to fatal injury if left unchecked, much like any other severe infection. Watch out for fever, swollen glands and other signs of infection.
Bruxism

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can lead to increased sensitivity, fractured teeth, and TMJ. Ouch.
Gum Disease

If you have bleeding gums, especially when brushing your teeth, you might have some form of periodontal disease, aka gum disease. Gingivitis can develop into periodontal disease, so beware!

For effective diagnosis and treatment of any and all toothaches, contact Advanced Dental for an appointment today. Don’t end up like Tom Hanks, on a beach, talking to a volleyball and prying your own tooth out with a stick.

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