What’s Making Your Tooth Hurt?

Sensitive Tooth The words “toothache pain” and “cavity” seem to go hand in hand. And it’s true that cavities are a top cause of dental pain. However, other conditions also contribute to toothache pain – conditions that require prompt attention to prevent additional damage and discomfort. If you have a toothache, come see Dr. Heeyup Ghim of Black Mountain Dental. He’ll work with you to identify the source of your pain and put a stop to it.

Tooth Pain: Not the Same for Everyone

You’re unique, and so is your smile. So, your toothache pain may differ from what someone else experiences. The type of discomfort felt also depends on the source of the pain. Sometimes, toothache pain can be sharp and piercing; other times it can be dull and throbbing. Your tooth may only hurt occasionally, such as when you bite down on something or eat something sour/sweet/hot/cold. Or you may experience nagging pain throughout the day.

No matter the type of pain you feel, seeing a Henderson NV dentist is definitely in order!

Causes of Toothache Pain

In addition to a cavity (which is a hole in a tooth that exposes sensitive nerve tissue and lets bacteria invade the inner sanctum of a tooth), there are lots of other causes of toothache pain, including:

  • Gum disease
  • A cracked or broken tooth
  • A damaged filling or crown
  • An abscess
  • Infection in the tooth pulp
  • Teeth grinding
  • Jaw joint problems

Renew Health & Comfort

Dr. Ghim helps Henderson dental patients achieve healthy, comfortable smiles by addressing the source of toothache pain. He offers proven treatments to renew compromised teeth and deliver outstanding benefits for smiles of all ages.

Call Black Mountain Dental today to schedule an appointment.