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Are You Suffering from a Chronic Toothache, This Could Be Why

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A toothache can generally present itself in a variety of pain, like throbbing, sharp, achy, and dull. It can cause difficulty for you to focus, talk, chew and even interfere with your sleep pattern. Many different reasons may relate to teeth that hurt, therefore, if you experience pain within the mouth that feels wrong, consult your dentist immediately to take a look.


Types of toothaches and the reason for it

Getting a diagnosis and evaluation done by a professional dentist when you suffer from a specific type of pain will be necessary to determine what the source might be.


Pain that is sharp or causing erratic sensitivity of your tooth/teeth: - This can be related to heat or cold. Heat sensitivity may signify severe decay, cracked teeth, an abscess or small cavities. With cold it might be caused by the recession of the gum, loss of enamel due to aging or over-brushing, as well as small cavities or wearing and tearing. 


A toothache that is chronic: - When teeth are affected by a pain that is chronic, it might be caused by damage to the nerves. This usually would be associated with injuries or trauma to teeth, teeth grinding and severe decay of a tooth.


Throbbing or intense pain: - Generally, this may indicate an abscess or infection especially if you experience swelling of the face as well.


Eating that may be painful: - When experiencing pain while you eat, it could be caused by a cracked tooth or decay of a tooth.


With pain in the back of your jaw: - This typically is related to the back molars also known as wisdom teeth. Though it may also be caused by grinding of the teeth or TMD, which both may be the reason for pain in the jaw, as well as pain in different areas of your facial bones.


For more detail and causes of a toothache check out this article: Top Reasons Explaining Why Your Teeth Hurt


Regardless of what type of pain you experience, it must be evaluated by a professional dentist when examining your oral health. At any time when your pain becomes chronic, you should immediately take action.


Furthermore, due to the fact that certain toothaches may signify different health issues that are serious, it is important to not ignoring it. Some studies have shown that pain sensation in your jaw’s left side might indicate a heart attack. Soreness in your cheekbones and jaw, or by experiencing problems with chewing can be early signs of TMJ/temporomandibular joint disorder which is a maxillofacial condition that is serious.


Additionally, infection of your sinuses can cause pain within your upper molar teeth, which may lead you to wrongly believe the pain is related to dental problems. This is why it’s so important to consult a dentist when you experience extreme or chronic pain in your tooth/teeth.


With all the new technologies of today, it has become easier for a dentist to identify the exact source of your toothache. Plus, they can effectively and comfortably find proper solutions for preserving your teeth.

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