7 Common Toothache Causes

Have you ever suffered from a toothache? Do you know what caused this painful dental problem? A toothache can be caused by a variety of reasons, including (but not limited to):

Tooth decay

A tooth is decayed when both the outer enamel and the inner dentine are damaged.

Gum disease

Inflammation of the gums can cause a lot of pain.

Dental abscess

Infection on the tooth, the gums, and the surrounding tissue can cause inflammation and pain.

Impacted tooth

An impacted tooth does not grow out in a normal way from under the gum line; it instead grows sideways, pushing against other teeth and causing severe discomfort (especially when it becomes decayed).

Worn tooth

A worn tooth can cause the tooth roots to be exposed. The exposure of these tooth roots can result to tooth sensitivity and pain.

Lost dental filling

The loss of a dental filling exposes the damaged tooth to pain and sensitivity.

Jaw or TMJ problems

Excessive teeth grinding from TMJ problems expose the teeth to unnecessary pressure, causing pain and discomfort.