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Why Your Tooth Hurts and When to Seek Treatment

Is your tooth aching? Perhaps it’s stinging when you consume a hot or cold food or beverage or when out in cold, windy weather?

This can be a rather painful – and bothersome – experience. Fortunately, with the right dental care, you can avoid pain in the teeth altogether!

Read on for more.

Toothache…or something more?

Pain in your tooth can manifest in multiple ways. For example, it can hurt when you apply pressure to your teeth or when you chew food. It can also be accompanied by swelling around your teeth or even sensitivity to hot or cold substances.

Further, it can also involve a headache or even a bad taste in your mouth, a fever and overall tenderness.

Some potential causes of a toothache include tooth decay, which at its significant stage can cause a cavity to form, causing pain. An abscessed tooth can also cause pain when it reaches the tooth root with infection. A tooth fracture – such as a crack or chip – will also likely cause your tooth to hurt when it reaches nerves. Additionally, a damaged filling and even tooth grinding can cause your tooth or teeth to ache.

In other cases, sinus issues, ear infections or issues with the joint of the jaw can also result in pain in the tooth.

The bottom line, proper diagnosis is the key to treatment. And much of the time, good oral health can prevent a toothache.

In general, if your toothache continues for more than a couple days or is accompanied by more serious symptoms, we encourage you to call us right away.

Your reliable dentist in southeast Michigan

Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentist is here for you! If you are experiencing a toothache or any other out-of-the-ordinary dental issue. When this occurs, we encourage you to call us for an appointment. We always say that prevention is the best treatment!

Further, if you and your family are searching for a dentist office in metro Detroit that can handle all of your dental needs, you are in the right place. We offer preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental procedures, along with total mouth rehabilitation. No matter the concern, we can help. Contact us today to learn more.

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