Why Do My Teeth Hurt? Six Common Dental Problems
The main causes of tooth pain or tooth sensitivity have the potential to be dangerous, so it is always worth it to play it safe and get your teeth looked at early on. If hot or cold foods are causing you discomfort then you may be suffering from the common dental problem broadly referred to as tooth sensitivity.
Pain is usually included as a sensitivity issue and can be linked to a number of illnesses. Sensitivity in your teeth can happen for a lot of different reasons, six of the most common dental problems (that can cause sensitivity) include:
- Tooth Decay (cavities)
- Fractured Teeth
- Worn Fillings
- Gum Disease
- Worn Tooth Enamel
- Exposed or Damaged Nerves/ exposed roots
A lot of these problems sound scary but thanks to dental science and technology sensitive teeth can be treated. Being able to identify a problem in its early stages makes treatment easier.
Your dentist may recommend desensitizing toothpaste if the damage is not too severe or other treatment options are available as well, which your dentist will be able to recommend based on the cause of your sensitivity.
If you do suspect that your teeth are hurting due to one of the problems mentioned above then visit your dentist straight away.
Proper oral hygiene is always the key to preventing sensitive-tooth pain. Regular visits to your dentist can help you avoid a lot of dental health issues and your dentist will be more than happy to answer any questions and queries.