Toothaches are a painful condition that can be caused by a variety of different factors such as tooth decay, infection or trauma. Although there are various tooth pain remedies available to our patients, depending on their specific diagnosis, one thing toothaches have in common is that they should not be ignored.
The most common cause of a toothache is when cavities or dental decay approaches or makes contact with the nerve of the tooth which can cause nerve inflammation, infection or necrosis. Teeth with infected and/or necrotic (dead) nerves require either a root canal or extraction. Most cavities, on the other hand, can be effectively addressed with fillings.
Trauma, such as falling, a car accident or a sports-related injury, can cause considerable damage to a tooth, including: