General DentistryToothache

There aren’t too many things worse than a toothache. Whether the pain is severe or mild, it’s enough to disrupt our day, and it’s only when we’re back to normal that we feel like ourselves again. The good news is that dentists can usually identify what is causing the tooth to ache, and can recommend treatment that’ll help to reduce the pain. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at some of the common causes of toothache. If you find yourself in pain, then be sure to get in touch with a professional dentist in Mesquite, Texas; they’ll have the knowledge and expertise to help you. 


Teeth cavities


Cavities are pretty common. So what are they? They’re essentially holes in teeth, which have been caused by general decay. The thing about cavities is that they can present no symptoms at all for a long time; as in, you won’t even know that you’ve got one. But sooner or later, you’ll feel something. If you visit the dentist when you first feel something, then serious pain can be avoided. If you don’t visit a dentist, then the cavity could begin to grow until the point when it causes a toothache. 


Wisdom teeth


Ah, wisdom teeth. They cause so many problems for people that we should wonder why our body produces them at all. If you still have your wisdom teeth, then they could be the cause of your tooth pain — especially because they’re prone to inflammation. If you don’t yet have your wisdom teeth, then you might find that you have tooth pain when they finally begin to break through, especially if they’re trying to fit into a crowded move or they’re coming through at a strange angle. A professional can give you something for the pain and remove the wisdom teeth is necessary. 


Chipped teeth


Sometimes, we experience pain in our teeth and don’t know why. At other times, it’s completely obvious why. If you’re tripped or fell, or been involved in another traumatic event that has caused one of your teeth to chip, then you’ll likely experience tooth pain. How much pain you feel will depend on various factors, including the location and how much of the tooth has been chipped away. 


Infected gums


Infected gums are different to tooth pain, chiefly because the pain you’re experiencing isn’t directly in the tooth — but it is close enough, and in many ways, you won’t be able to tell the difference anyway. A professional can help to identify an infection and provide guidance and medication for getting rid of it. It’s important to catch infected gums as early as possible. 


Teeth grinding 


Teeth grinding is common. It usually happens when people are asleep, but can also happen throughout the day too. The pressure that you’re putting your teeth under can cause some mild pain (as well as damage your tooth). A dentist may recommend that you wear a mouth-guard at night, which will help to reduce grinding and protect your teeth. 

If you have a toothache, call your dentist today to get the problem figured out and your mouth feeling better.