Getting to the Root of Your Tooth Pain

A toothache is one of the most common dental complaints many of us have. Majority of people think that the pain might be due to tooth decay, but the truth is that are various underlying reasons one may suffer from a toothache. There can be different causes of a toothache, such as gum disease, jaw clenching, tooth sensitivity, cavity etc.

The tooth pain that you suffer from can range from slightly nagging to debilitating, and it can be erratic and unpredictable. It isn’t easy to pinpoint the source of your pain, and unless you find it, you may have trouble getting rid of it. To get down to the root of your toothache, you need to schedule an appointment with your dentist. The dentist will carefully examine your oral health and if required, may take x-rays and perform a clinical evaluation. After the check-up, you will come to know the source of your toothache.

Ideally, the root of our every tooth is firmly positioned in the jawbone and then it is covered by the gum tissue. When you suffer from periodontal disease, disease-causing bacteria can also dissolve the bone around the root of your tooth. When your jaw bone deteriorates or the gum tissue pulls away from the teeth, the root surface is exposed and becomes vulnerable to sensitivity. Without the proper protection of healthy gums and bone, the root of your tooth becomes sensitive to temperatures, like hot or cold food or beverages and sour foods. Even the slightest exposure of the root is enough to cause sensitivity and pain.

If the sensitivity is mild, it can be managed with special toothpaste that is designed for tackling the problem of sensitive teeth. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, brush twice daily and floss at least once a day. This will allow good dental health and prevent tooth sensitivity and pain.

If you have any questions related to a toothache or you have been suffering from one, you can contact Expressions Dental™ Clinic in Calgary and have one of our dental professionals examine the cause of your toothache. You can make an appointment by calling at +1 (403) 252 7733.

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