Why Do I Have A Toothache?

Does your tooth hurt? We often see patients in our Cleveland, TX, office that complain about aching teeth. In many cases, the pain could be caused by an oral health issues that requires treatment, such as a cavity or possibly bruxism.

Try Our Quiz on Toothaches

  1. True or False: Allergies and other issues may cause pain.
  2. True or False: You could have a cavity.
  3. True or False: Bruxism may lead to aching teeth.
  4. True or False: A restoration can fix your smile.

Answer Key

  1. True. Sinus problems and allergies may lead to toothaches. In addition, changes in elevation may do the same, such as when riding in an airplane. However, these aches will pass after a few hours. Pain that continues after 24 to 48 hours could be a sign of something much more serious.
  2. True. A dental cavity occurs when bacteria bypasses the outer enamel, reaching the inner layers of dentin. Patients with a cavity may notice their teeth feel sensitive, especially when consuming hot or cold foods and drinks. In addition, a toothache may form that doesn’t subside. If you have ongoing pain in or around your tooth, then let us know!
  3. True. Do you grind your teeth? Persistent teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, may wear down enamel or even chip or fracture a tooth, leading to decay and infection. If you experience pain in your teeth, as well as headaches and jaw pain, then you may need treatment for bruxism.
  4. True. How do we address an aching tooth? In most cases, we repair decay in one visit using a lifelike tooth-colored filling. For more serious cases, we create custom-made dental crowns. Using restorative dentistry, we can provide a lifelike solution to aching teeth. If you have any questions or concerns, then contact our team today.

Does Your Tooth Hurt?

Don’t let a toothache grow worse, talk to us about possible solutions! Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.