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Why do my teeth hurt?

iStock-1191619701-1If you or someone you know has dealt with tooth pain, you are well aware of how important it is to treat it sooner rather than later. Tooth pain can be indicative of a simple or complex problem within the smile, and in order to fit it, it needs to be diagnosed. The cause of tooth pain may vary greatly, which is why an evaluation by a dental professional is the best way to learn more about the condition and obtain proper care and treatment.

Why do my teeth hurt?

Tooth pain can bring patients into the practice of Golden Dental Solutions in Golden, Colorado for answers. Unfortunately, there is no one reason why patients may experience a toothache. Below are just a few of the more common reasons why tooth pain develops:

  • Cavity. When tooth decay occurs, it can cause holes inside of the tooth enamel. When these are caught early, they can be treated before discomfort occurs.
  • Damaged/lost filling. If a filling from a previous cavity is loose, damaged, or lost, it can result in sensitivity within the that tooth and will need to be replaced.
  • Bruxism. Bruxism, which causes clenching and grinding of the teeth, can cause unwanted wear on the natural tooth structure and create jaw pain and tooth pain.
  • TMJ/TMD. Patients with temporomandibular joint disorder may notice they have pain in one or more teeth due to the pressure and misalignment of the jaw that contributes to this condition.
  • Wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are known for being problematic for patients, and can cause pain while they come in through the gum line or become impacted underneath.
  • Abscess. An infection of the tooth’s roots is known as an abbess, and often requires treatments such as root canal therapy to address.
  • Injury. An injury to the mouth can cause problems deep within the tooth, causing discoloration and bruising or breakage that requires restoration.
  • Teeth whitening products. Some whitening products and services can result in sensitivity of the teeth, which is why it is essential to work with a dentist to determine if whitening is appropriate for you.

Are you dealing with tooth pain?

Your dentist is here to help you improve your oral health and avoid problems such as cavities and periodontal disease. If you are dealing with painful teeth and need to know the cause, call Dr. Nancy Gill and her team at Golden Dental Solutions today to book a consultation appointment. We are committed to helping you enhance your smile while avoiding toothaches and other conditions that can become painful and problematic. Her practice is conveniently located at 1218 Arapahoe Street in Golden, Colorado and accepts new patients.

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