In some occurrences, tooth pain follows tooth sensitivity; which can be caused by the wear of the enamel that shields the teeth. When the enamel becomes thin, or the gum begins to recede and exposes the root of the tooth, tooth sensitivity would come into effect and can lead to more severe type of toothache.
Some signs and symptoms of teeth sensitivity is having pain when eating or drinking hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods or drinks. Also it may hurt when you breathe in cold air. These symptoms can come and go depending on how sensitive your teeth are.
Another reason for toothache can be a cavity in one or more of your teeth. This would have to be examined by your dentist to ensure that it doesn’t keep growing and taking over your tooth. If the cavity is not treated in a timely manner it can extend to the soft tissues within the tooth and in this case you may need a Root Canal Therapy.
Due to the fact that can toothache can be caused by a number of different factors, plus sometimes it may be hard to define where exactly the pain is coming from, it’s always important to see your Dentist to have the issue diagnosed. Once it is diagnosed, the dentist will give you all the options and you can decide the right course of action to take care of your problem.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnosis so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.