Toothaches May Not Always Be The Result Of A Cavity

No matter how serious you are about brushing, flossing and even seeing the dentist twice a year, sooner or later there is a very good chance that you will feel the pain associated with a toothache. Chances are very good that the reason can be traced to decay but a cavity is only one of a number of possible reasons.

Sensitive teeth:

If, when you consume either hot or cold foods or drinks, you feel a sharp pain, it often means you have a cavity in one of your teeth. It can also mean that you have sensitive teeth which may be caused by receding gums. Of course you will want to arrange to see your dentist, but to alleviate the toothache in West Loop in the meantime try using a soft bristled tooth brush and toothpaste which has been specially formulated for sensitive teeth.

Severity:

Some toothaches are more severe than others. If the pain tends to get worse when you bite down this might indicate a cracked tooth. If the pain is persistent and throbbing chances are you have a tooth that is infected or has an abscess on it; if this s the case, get to your dentist as quickly as possible.

It may not be a pain from your teeth:

If the pain is localized in your upper teeth on both sides it actually may be a sinus problem. This type of pain is normally preceded by nasal drip and tenderness on both sides of your face in the area of the sinuses.

If you can identify the pain as being in your jaw then perhaps it is caused by TMJ which in turn can be caused by trauma to the jaw or severe jaw grinding. If you still have your wisdom tooth an impacted molar could very well be the cause of your toothache.

If you get a toothache in West Loop there is little sense in waiting to see if it will subside by itself, always arrange to see your dentist. It is always a good idea to get a conclusive diagnosis of what is causing the pain.

If you are suffering from a toothache in West Loop you are invited to make an appointment with Washington Dental Care.

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