Understanding the Five Most Common Toothache Causes
Aching, throbbing and/or sharp — these are all adjectives our patients often use to describe a toothache. However, many patients ignore a toothache, which can serve as a warning sign that dental attention is needed. Underneath the hard, outer enamel of your tooth rests a bundle of sensitive nerves. If you experience an underlying tooth condition, such as a cavity, bacteria can affect the nerves. This results in painful sensations.
Most toothaches should not be ignored, especially when you have no known cause associated with the toothache. For example, some people have very sensitive teeth and may get a toothache after eating ice cream or drinking a cold beverage. However, if you do ...