Regardless of how conscientious you are about your oral health, at some point, you are likely going to experience the discomfort of a toothache. While cavities are the most common cause, it is only one of several reasons you may experience this toothache pain.
We see people in our office serving the areas of West Loop and West Town in Chicago each day, and the reasons for their pain vary from one person to the next.
If you experience sharp pains when you eat/drink cold or hot foods, it may indicate a cavity. It could also be a sign you suffer from sensitive teeth. This can be due to thinning tooth enamel or receding gums. We can evaluate your teeth and help you determine the underlying cause of this pain. When the culprit is known, we can provide a treatment that reduces discomfort.
If you begin to experience a sharp or stabbing pain when you bite your food, the cause of a toothache may be a cracked tooth or a cavity. If the pain is incessant or throbbing, the issue may be an infection or abscessed tooth. In this situation, you will need to call us to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
In some cases, the toothache may not be a result of your teeth. Sinusitis could also be causing the pain. We can help determine the underlying cause of your tooth pain and help you find a viable treatment. Our team services the areas of West Loop and West Town in Chicago and can help you maintain superior oral health. Contact Washington Dental Care today to learn more.