Tooth pain typically occurs due to irritation of the nerve located in the
root of the tooth. However, there are many possible underlying causes
of tooth pain. When you visit a
local dentist for the treatment of tooth pain, it's helpful to describe your specific
symptoms, how long they've bothered you, and when they typically occur.
Doing so can help your dentist pinpoint the exact cause of your tooth
pain and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Tooth sensitivity is one common type of tooth pain.
Many people experience tooth sensitivity
after consuming beverages and foods that are either hot or cold. Tooth
sensitivity is caused by the exposure of the dentin. This layer of the
tooth features tiny tubes, or channels, that lead to the nerve center.
The tooth sensitivity occurs when the food or beverage travels down these
channels and makes contact with the nerve. Some of the underlying causes
of tooth sensitivity include the use of aggressive brushing techniques,
tooth decay, teeth grinding, and gum disease. However, temporary tooth
sensitivity may also occur after dental treatments.
If you experience a sharp pain upon biting down on foods, your dentist
may discover that you have sustained damage to the pulp tissue within
your tooth. Other possible causes of sharp tooth pain can include a crack
in the tooth, a loose filling, or a cavity.
If you experience jaw pain or stiffness, see a dentist as soon as possible.
You may be grinding your teeth without realizing it, which is a condition
known as bruxism. You might also have temporomandibular joint disorder
(TMJ disorder, often called TMJ), which may require orthodontic care.
There's no need to suffer from tooth pain any longer. Visit Dental
Care of Stamford for comprehensive dental solutions, including routine
cleanings and exams, TMJ treatment, and emergency dental care. Our dental
team in Stamford can be reached at (203) 883-4464 or you can
visit our website to learn more about our services.