In some occurrences, tooth pain is caused by tooth sensitivity; this is caused when the enamel that shields the teeth becomes fragile, or the gum begins to recede and exposes the root of the tooth, this is where tooth pain would come into effect as the teeth become sensitive. Some signs and symptoms of teeth sensitivity are if having hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods or drinks gives you pain. 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 that you have a cavity, it would have to be examined by your dentist to ensure that it doesn’t keep growing and taking over your tooth, it can also cause other issues such as gingivitis and in the end would require either to extract the tooth altogether or have to complete a root canal.
Due to the fact that so many different things can cause toothache plus there may be no signs of where the pain can be coming from, it’s always important to go to the dentist to have the issue diagnosed. Once it is diagnosed, the dentist will give you the right course of action to take and how to treat the issue.
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 diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.