Several issues can be the cause of pain in the teeth and gums. If you have noticed your teeth are hurting on a regular basis, it is important to visit a dentist. Giving your teeth a checkup will help to determine what is causing the pain. Below are a few common causes and issues which can create tooth pain.
Why do My Teeth Hurt – Sinuses
A common cause of discomfort with the teeth is sinus issues, especially for upper tooth pain. The roots of your teeth are close to the sinus cavities. If you’re experiencing pain with your upper teeth and have a sinus ailment, often the two are connected. When your sinuses are swollen or enlarged, they can push on the teeth causing pain. Usually, sinus medication or a pain reliever will help to alleviate this type of tooth pain.
Why do My Teeth Hurt – Cavities
However, in the majority of situations, the pain associated with your teeth are due to dental issues. Cavities can cause tooth pain, especially if the cavity is deep set. The pain from a cavity can range anywhere between a dull ache to a more intense, sharper pain. For either situation, schedule an appointment with our dental team immediately. If left untreated the cavity will continue to intensive and could cause harm to other teeth or your gums and other parts of your mouth.
Why do My Teeth Hurt – Other Teeth Related Issues
Tooth decay or sensitive teeth can also cause pain. Sensitive teeth and decay usually will occur when the protective layer of enamel wears thin. When you begin to feel tooth pain, take notes to track your discomfort. We suggest keeping a journal of your mouth health, so when you visit your dentist, you can accurately relay information. Having descriptive information and precise times will help our dentists in diagnosing the cause of pain. With sensitive teeth, drinking or eating something hot or cold will cause pain. If you note that you have drunk or ate something that caused pain, you can usually detect that the issue is sensitivity.
When your teeth hurt and begin to cause pain, visit the dentist for a checkup to review the health of your teeth and gums. Regent Avenue Dental Centre provides comprehensive services including; basic preventive care and exams, restorative treatment, and pain management services. Our dentists are here for you, will help you get your mouth health back on track and let you move past the pain. Call us today – 204.817.8915 – to set up your appointment.