5 Causes of Tooth Pain

Posted on: December 16, 2017

There are quite a few causes of tooth pain. Unfortunately, there are many reasons for why someone may be suffering from dental pain, which can be incredibly unbearable. There are both nerves and blood vessels running through the pulp in your teeth. If your tooth somehow sustains damage, there is a high chance of some degree of pain. If you are currently experiencing any form of tooth pain, then the only thing on your mind is finding a way to make the pain go away and the sooner, the better.

We are ready to accept your call at (509) 319-2152 with any questions you may have regarding your current tooth pain issues. Know that you do not have to suffer as we can offer you solutions for pain relief.

Top five causes of tooth pain

While there tend to be many causes for why someone would be experiencing tooth pain, the following are the top five causes. Understand that when someone is experiencing any form of dental pain, it means that something is wrong. Because pain does not usually go away by itself, making an emergency trip to the dentist may just be necessary.

1. Tooth damage

When a tooth sustains damage, it is much more susceptible to pain due to the exposed nerves. The more severe the damage to the tooth, the more severe the pain will be for the patient.

2. Teeth grinding

When someone grinds their teeth, they are slowly removing the protective outer layer of the tooth. With a weaker outer layer, the inner and more sensitive layer faces exposure.

3. Tooth decay

When a tooth begins to deteriorate, it begins to lose both the outer and inner layers. The exposed tooth roots can experience extreme sensitivity and severe pain.

4. Abscessed tooth

An abscessed tooth means that the tooth is infected and will cause various levels of pain. Patients will feel a throbbing sensation as well.

5. Damaged fillings

When the fillings in a tooth sustain damage, they can expose the nerves and/or actually touch the nerves. Both of these scenarios have the ability to cause occasional and severe pain.

Experiencing tooth pain?

No one wants to experience tooth pain. When it does occur, it can really get in the way of your being able to perform your everyday duties as the constant pain of your tooth is always on your mind. We completely understand how difficult it is for someone to function when they are living with this type of dental pain.

We want you to know that there is a solution that will take the pain away. In order for you to find out which pain relief options are going to work best for your particular situation please give us a call so that we can schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible.

Brooke M. Cloninger, D.D.S. cares about all of our patients and that is why we are always available when they need us.


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