A Few Facts About Why Your Tooth Aches

Updated: Feb 27


Your toothache might seem minor, or it be severe enough that you can’t ignore it. What’s certain, however, is that there’s a cause for it, and the reason why toothaches often persist is because people fail to address that cause. The thing is, there are many different potential causes for a toothache, and it’s impossible to accurately diagnose (let alone treat) one on your own. Today, we explain why by going over some of the more common causes of toothaches, and how we can help you find lasting relief from them.

The most common toothache causes

There is no one single dental condition that you can tie to a toothache. It might indicate a cavity (a hole in your tooth caused by decay), or it might just be the start of one. It could unseen damage to your tooth, or it might involve the recession of your gum line, exposing your sensitive teeth roots. At the foundation of any toothache, however, is the fact that the hyper-sensitive nerves and tissues within the center of your tooth are somehow being disturbed. Your tooth structure won’t heal itself, and it won’t regrow a part of itself that’s been damaged. If the internal tissues of your tooth are compromised, the only way to save them and alleviate the toothaches resulting from it is to seek professional treatment at your dentist’s office.

The most common toothache treatments

Since toothaches can be caused by so many different things, treating one can mean many different things, as well. The first step will be to accurately and precisely diagnose the cause of your tooth discomfort, which will require a comprehensive examination. Once we know the case, we’ll work closely with you to determine the best treatment option to address it. For example, if your tooth has a cavity, then the best way to treat it and stop the pain may be to fill it with a tooth-colored filling. The filling not only restores the part of your tooth that was lost to the cavity, but also protects the sensitive tooth structure that was exposed by it, alleviating the chronic pain of your tooth infection. Other causes, such as damaged tooth structure or exposed teeth roots, will require personalized treatments such as a dental crown or periodontal treatment (respectively).

Schedule a visit to treat your toothache

Toothaches are as unique as your teeth, and the only way to find lasting relief from one is to have your dentist diagnose and treat it. If you have a toothache, then find out why and how we can help you find relief from it! To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.

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