What Causes Toothache Problems?
Date: September 4, 2012 Richard Jones


Toothaches are some of the most painful, and most bothersome physical concerns one can experience. When one has a toothache, it is nearly impossible to concentrate on other matters because of the pain and discomfort that the tooth pain brings. The causes of the toothache will need to be determined, and then addressed properly, to make sure that the pain can be dealt with in the most effective (and long-lasting) manner.

Relief from toothache pain is important – and permanent or long-lasting solutions are preferred compared to temporary pain relief. However, the causes of the toothache will need to be known first, so that the corresponding dentistry treatment can be given – and relief from the excruciating tooth pain can finally be achieved by the toothache sufferer.

Causes of Toothache Problems

There are a number of reasons that contribute to a toothache problem. Knowing the specific cause of a toothache or tooth pain can help in determining which treatment can give the most effective and permanent toothache relief.

  • Dental Abscess or Dental Cavities – Dental cavities and dental abscesses are some of the most common causes of tooth pain. When cavities on teeth worsen and form even bigger holes, this leads to the damage of both the dentine and the tooth enamel. The exposed pulp, nerves, and blood vessels will lead to pain and discomfort that will not go away unless the cavities and abscess are treated.
  • Impacted Tooth – When a tooth does not grow normally from under the gum line and grows sideways, it becomes impacted; this situation, in turn, causes the impacted tooth to push against other teeth in the area, causing pain and discomfort. The gums in the area of the impacted tooth can also become painful.
  • Gum Disease – Plaque that accumulates under the gum line can cause the development of gum disease, and can result to toothache. If not treated in its earliest stages, gum disease can worsen and may cause tooth loss.
  • Tooth Root Exposure – Tooth roots that become exposed due to receding gums or other factors can also result to persistent toothache.

Have you ever experienced the discomfort of a toothache? What caused your toothache problem? Please LEAVE A REPLY below, and share your experiences and comments with us!

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