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When you have a toothache, it is general indicative of a problem. By paying attention to the types of pain you feel, you may be able to figure out what's wrong. However, it is still important for you to understand that you should always go to the dentist if you are experiencing pain or think you may have dental issues. This article will help you determine the cause of your toothache.
If your tooth is sensitive to extreme temperatures
If your tooth hurts when you eat or drink something that's hot or cold, then it can mean you have a cavity. A cavity will cause the tooth to become more sensitive. A cavity will cause the enamel of your tooth to become thin. When the enamel is too thin, it causes the extreme temperatures to affect the nerve of your tooth, causing you pain. A cavity can generally be treated by having a filling put in. If the cavity is bad, it may require a cerec crown.
If your tooth has a constant, pulsating pain
A constant, pulsating pain can indicate that your tooth is infected. A tooth infection warrants a fast trip to the dentist. The infection is going to need antibiotics for it to go away. If you prolong going to the dentist, then the infection can spread and cause you to become physically ill.
If you have a sore, bruised feeling in your gums
If you start to experience a sore and bruised feeling in your gums, then it can be a sign that you are grinding your teeth at night. Grinding your teeth can also cause you to start having headaches and pains in the joints of your jaw. The dentist can fit you for a night guard you will wear at night. This will help you stop grinding your teeth.
If you have a stabbing feeling in your tooth
If you notice you have a stabbing feeling in one of your teeth when you bite or chew, then you could have a fracture on your tooth. To treat a fractured tooth, your dentist may suggest putting a cap on it.
Now that you know what different pain can mean, you will have a better chance of determining your dental issue. However, you will want to make an appointment with your dentist to get a true diagnosis and to have the problem treated before it gets worse.