A toothache indicates gum or tooth damage. Pain may surround the broken tooth. Sometimes, a tooth is painful since it’s triggered elsewhere in the body. Never ignore a toothache—the condition might worsen if left untreated. 

    Here are some common toothache issues:

    • Tooth Decay

    Tooth decay causes most toothaches. Bacteria that eat sugar and emit acids that erode teeth’s enamel cause cavities, caries, and tooth decay. Oral germs, sugary drinks, poor dental care, an unhealthy diet, and snacking may cause tooth decay.

    Without treatment, these holes grow and destroy your teeth’s deeper layers. 

    • Impacted Tooth

    An impacted tooth may cause a sensitive toothache. This occurs when a tooth gets embedded in bone or gum. It can’t thus develop normally or erupt over the gum line. The most frequent cause of this is wisdom teeth, usually removed as part of the treatment.

    • Wisdom Teeth

    Wisdom teeth might hurt when impacted or failing to break through the gumline. Usually, gum irritation occurs; however, jaw and ear discomfort may occur. Visit your dentist for wisdom teeth extraction or use over-the-counter pain medication.

    • Recent Dental Work 

    Teeth whitening and fillings might temporarily inflame tooth pulp. Take OTC painkillers. If the discomfort persists after several days, visit a dentist.

    • Sinusitis

    Sinusitis is a frequent cause of toothaches with transferred pain. A sinus canal infection caused by germs, fungi, or infections generates sinus swelling. If you have sinus problems, you might feel pain in your upper teeth since their roots are near your sinuses.

    • Tooth Injury

    Chipped teeth from biting on anything hard may cause discomfort while biting or chewing and sensitivity to cold, hot, sour, or sweet food. Before the pain intensifies, see your dentist for an emergency.

    • Heart And Lung Issues

    Because the vagus nerve is situated there, heart disease and lung cancer may produce toothaches. This brain-originating nerve runs through the jaw to the heart, lungs, and other organs. Sometimes, a toothache signals a heart attack.

    • Rare Neurological Disorders

    Occipital and trigeminal neuralgia are painful neurological illnesses caused by nerve inflammation. These nerves service teeth, the face, and the skull. When inflamed, teeth may hurt.

    • Sinus Congestion

    Due to their closeness to the sinuses, upper teeth might feel a dull aching and pressure from flu, cold, or allergy congestion. Decongestants or family doctors may help. Other reasons for toothache include gum infection, bruxism, and more.

    • Abscess

    Abscesses or infections from untreated cavities, traumas, or dental operations may cause throbbing discomfort. Your dentist or endodontist may prescribe antibiotics, abscess drainage, and a root canal for fever.

    Visit Your Dentist

    Not all toothaches hurt. While waiting until the pain intensifies is seldom wise, periodic discomfort may appear minimal and not need a dental appointment.

    No matter how severe your tooth pain is, contact VTS Dental Labs to make an appointment. Since toothaches may have many causes, it is best to get a diagnosis and then get professional treatment.