Most Common Causes of Toothaches - Southern Dental Care

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7301 Westbank Expy., Marrero, LA 70072

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7301 Westbank Expy., Marrero, LA 70072

Life is painful when your mouth hurts each time you chew or speak. Since eating and talking are necessary day-to-day functions, you want them to feel comfortable. To start feeling better, patients must understand the causes of toothaches. Learning why your mouth hurts is an extremely helpful step. So if your mouth has been bothering you recently, read on.

Most Common Causes of Toothaches

Harsh Tooth BrushingBrushing too hard is never a good idea. If you apply too much pressure to your teeth with a toothbrush or with floss, your gums might become irritated and bleed. When harsh brushing is a daily practice of yours, your gums might begin to recede and your teeth will become unstable, causing more pain in turn. To learn better toothbrushing or flossing tricks, please consult our team.

Tooth Misalignment — Crooked teeth are not just a cosmetic issue. They’re also a medical issue, because teeth pressing against one another can cause serious pain. Impacted wisdom teeth can break through a patient’s gum line and cause very serious pain. To ensure proper tooth alignment, consider our Six Month Smiles service or see if your wisdom teeth require removal.

Food Sensitivity — If you experience pain when you consume food or beverages that are too hot or too cold, your enamel might be worn down. Your teeth might hurt when you sip really hot coffee or eat too much ice cream at once because the tooth’s nerve layer, or dentin, is exposed by worn-down enamel. This is often the result of recent harsh whitening treatments, so be sure to brush every day with a “sensitivity” toothpaste to improve comfort.

Filling Damage — Damaged tooth fillings might also cause your teeth to be sensitive to extreme food temperatures. When fillings are damaged, the nerves underneath become exposed to all kinds of bacteria and rough food particles. With any nerve exposure, the pain might feel sharp like a piercing. If you think you have damaged fillings, schedule a tooth-colored filling appointment soon.

About Our Practice

Southern Dental Care is located on the Westbank of New Orleans in Marrero, Louisiana. From root canals to dental implants, we offer a variety of solutions to all the causes of toothaches. To experience less tooth pain, contact us today.

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