The 5 Most Common Causes Of Toothaches

Dental Office
August 10, 2018

A toothache can present itself at any time, without showing any signs as a warning. Generally, the pain caused by a toothache is quite excruciating and sometimes isn’t relieved after taking medication.

Here are the 5 most common causes of toothaches:

1. Cavities

Cavities are formed when food particles are trapped in the teeth. These food particles are then consumed by the bacteria that produce acid. This acid attacks the surface of the tooth, removes minerals from the outer enamel, and creates holes in it. These holes make way for bacteria to reach the inner part of the enamel and causes a permanent damage to it that can only be repaired by a filling. Cavities can be extremely painful and are the most common cause of a persistent toothache.

2. Fractured Tooth

Another common issue that may result in a toothache is a fractured tooth. It is important to know that there is a difference between a damaged and a fractured tooth. You may not feel any pain in the case of the former condition; however, in the latter situation, the pain often becomes unbearable.

3. Gum Disease

Toothaches can be a telltale sign of gum disease. Gum disease that progresses without treatment can lead to tooth infections and eventually painfully toothaches.

4. An Abscessed Tooth

When dental pulp gets infected by the bacteria, it results in a painful condition called an abscessed tooth. Since various blood vessels and nerves are there in this pulp, the infection caused by bacteria can be very painful.

The pain can come and go with certain toothaches but an abscessed tooth causes constant agonizing pain.

5. Not Brushing Properly

Everyone knows that they should brush their teeth twice a day but many people do not know how to brush properly. Inflammation in the gums and bleeding are some of the issues that are caused by improper brushing. When an individual puts too much pressure on their teeth, it can make their teeth unstable or the result could be bleeding.

Contact London Dental Group If You Have Tooth Pain

A toothache can be a long and painful experience that can severely impact your quality of life. If you have a persistent toothache or any other dental issues, contact us at the London Dental Group today to schedule an appointment.

We provide a variety of Boca Raton cosmetic dentistry services in addition to tooth extractions, preventative dentistry, and much more.