Tooth Pain

What causes tooth pain or toothaches? In this post I will discuss what causes a toothache and tooth pain and how to stop a toothache. When you know what makes a tooth hurt and what makes a tooth feel better, you will help your dentist determine what treatment will relieve your tooth pain.
So let’s get right into the real causes of tooth pain. If a tooth hurts when you eat sweets this is most likely a leaky filling or a new cavity.

If tooth pain or toothache is caused by biting this may indicate a cracked tooth. Sometimes a cracked tooth can be treated with a root canal treatment or an extraction.

If a tooth hurts spontaneously meaning it starts hurting for no reason or it wakes you up at night this means that the nerve inside the tooth is dying and you will need a root canal treatment.

If the tooth hurts when you drink cold fluid and then goes away this means the nerve is injured or bruised and the tooth may get better. The cold sensitivity may go away or get better. This cold sensitivity may happen after a filling and is normal and may mean that the cavity was very deep and near the nerve. This does not mean your dentist is a bad dentist it just means your dentist did a good job cleaning out the cavity.

If the the tooth pain happens when you eat hot foods this means the tooth needs a root canal treatment.

If your teeth hurt only in the morning it could mean you are grinding your teeth. Your dentist can make you a mouth guard to keep you from grinding and may help with tooth pain.