Friday, 12 July 2013

Reasons For Tooth Pain.....

A tooth ache is not fun at all; in fact it can be very painful in most cases. Most people have a pretty good idea of what causes a tooth ache, at least some of the time. There are actually quite a few different things that can cause a tooth ache. Knowing what these are can help you to avoid getting one, or at least to make sure that you know what to do if you do get one. Be sure to take care of your teeth.
Far and away the most likely reason that you will have a tooth ache is that the nerve endings in the teeth have become exposed. These nerve endings are very sensitive to cold or heat or touch so almost anything that you do will cause pain. Whenever you eat there will be a great deal of pain. Even breathing will cause pain since the air will be cooler than the air in your mouth. The reason that these nerve endings become exposed is that your teeth have started to decay. This is the result of not taking care of your teeth adequately.
It is also possible that the nerve endings become exposed because you have broken or chipped a tooth. In this case you will almost certainly know the reason that you have a tooth ache so you will know what the problem that needs to be fixed is. In this case the pain will almost certainly be worse than it is when the tooth ache is caused by decay. The reason is that the decay happens slowly which gives your nerve endings time to get desensitized.
Another cause of a tooth ache is that the enamel on the outside of your teeth has started to wear away. This is usually what happens when you notice that really cold drinks cause you pain. In this case when the enamel wears away the cold liquid gets into the tiny pores that exist on your teeth. This gives the cold a path to the nerve endings which then causes pain. This usually happens because you have been consuming drinks that have too much acid in them. This would be things like coffee and soft drinks which should be avoided since they can cause real damage to your teeth.
One last option for why you have a tooth ache is that it is the result of gum disease. There is clearly a close connection between your gums and your teeth so damage to one can also hurt the other. In this case there are nerves on the roots of your teeth that are normally protected by the gums. If you are suffering from gum disease this may not be the case and you will feel pain. There are actually a few other ways that gum disease can cause a tooth ache so if you think that you have gum disease you are going to want to see a dentist.