It’s the dog days of summer, and in the last days of sunshine, you’re enjoying a tall, frothy milkshake. Or, let’s say for the sake of argument it’s a refreshing glass of lemonade. Either way, you get a toothache. This unexpected ache might not be because the milkshake is too sweet or you put much sugar in the lemonade to cut down on the tartness. But what are other some other possible reasons you might have tooth pain?
Without question, tooth decay is one of the most common reasons for tooth pain. Tooth decay itself might be caused by some influential factors. For instance, germs and bacteria lurking in your mouth could break down the enamel and open up cavities. Particulates from food can get stuck in these cavities, sending sharp pains shooting down to your roots. Protect the enamel, pulp, and roots of your teeth to keep tooth decay at bay.
Loosened Fillings or Damaged Teeth
When was the last time you had tooth filling done? Another reason you might have tooth pain is that your filling came loose. If it’s been a long time since you had fillings done, it might be worth it to see your dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist can inspect the conditions of your fillings and replace them if necessary.
A third possible culprit when it comes to tooth pain is damaged teeth. Your teeth could be broken or chipped, both conditions that will lead to a lot of pain. Enough pain might cause you to seek treatment. If that’s the case, you might need teeth extraction or even a root canal.
Injuries to Your Mouth or Jaw
Any injuries to your mouth or your jaw could be another source of tooth pain. The blood vessels and nerves serving your teeth could be just as hurt as the visible parts of your mouth and jaw. Any fractures or more severe breakages warrant immediate attention. Visit your dentist or the hospital emergency room to prevent any further damage or other unexpected consequences
As unlikely as it might seem, diabetes could be another cause of tooth pain. Diabetes has to do with exceedingly high levels of blood sugar; when your blood sugar gets too high, your risks of tooth decay and toothache increase accordingly.
STOP TOOTH PAIN WITH ANNAPOLIS DENTAL CARE
Whether you need a regular check-up or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and to provide the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube!