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What Your Tooth Pain Could Be Telling You

What Your Tooth Pain Could Be Telling You
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No different from the rest of your body, tooth pain is a sign that something is wrong. While the cause of the tooth pain usually requires a dental appoint, there are ways you can get a general idea of what your teeth are trying to tell you.

Tooth Sensitivity

Sensitivity is when you experience pain or discomfort while eating food that is either really hot or really cold. If you experience it when you bite down on something, there is a chance you have a decay in one or more of your teeth. You could have a loose filling or the root could be exposed because of your receding gum line. You might be brushing your teeth too hard or you could have gum disease.

Dull and Lingering Pain

If you have a dull pain in your teeth that seems to be lingering, it could be because of a decay in your inner pulp. Unfortunately, you are going to need a root canal in order to treat this problem.

Sharp Pain

If you experience a sudden, sharp, and unbearable pain in your mouth it could be because of a cracked tooth, a loose filling, or advanced tooth decay. You may also have abscess developing or gum disease. Again, these all require a trip to the dentist to get the problem resolved.

While these are just three of the many types of tooth pain you could experience, they tend to be the easiest for a person to self-diagnose. One thing you are going to realize is that it doesn’t really matter what type of tooth pain you are experiencing. The best thing you can do for yourself is make a dental appointment. Your dentist is the only person who will be able to know for sure what is causing the pain and then what steps need to be taken to fix it.