A phrase we often hear at the clinic is, “My teeth hurt but I am not sure why!” Teeth can be painful for many different reasons and it is our job to determine why so we can fix the issue. Below are three of the most common reasons why teeth can cause pain.
Sensitivity: The teeth can become sensitive when the dentine layer of the tooth is exposed. This can happen when the enamel gets worn away, if you brush too hard, if you have tooth decay, the teeth become broken, or the roots become exposed. A dentist can help by applying a desensitising gel to the teeth and can also advise on how to maintain good oral health.
Abscess: If an abscess forms inside the tooth or on the gum then this can cause severe pain in the tooth. An abscess will need immediate dental treatment as it will not get better on its own. If an abscess is left untreated then further complications can occur. If you think you have an abscess then ring an emergency dentist immediately.
A toothache: A toothache is most often caused by decay forming on the teeth. The decay eats away at the tooth causing a cavity to develop. Sometimes this can then lead to the root and pulp of the tooth becoming infected. When this happens a root canal treatment is needed to clean out the infection. A toothache will need investigating as soon as possible to ensure it does not get worse.
If you would like dental advice or would like to book an emergency appointment then call the clinic on 0208 547 9997. We will ensure we get to the bottom of the issue and give you the treatment you need, fast! Additionally, you can access our general dental care. We also offer a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to enhance and rejuvenate teeth and skin. We look forward to assisting you with all your dental needs.