Why Does My Tooth Hurt?

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Many people think that pain in the teeth is a normal occurrence, but this is actually considered a dental emergency. A tooth can hurt in a few different ways – the feeling may be sharp or dull and throbbing. The reasons behind the pain can also vary.

A very common reason behind pain in a tooth is an infection. This occurs when plaque and tartar are allowed to build up, resulting in deep decay. Infections don’t simply go away, which is why you should see our dental emergency dentist right away, before the situation gets worse. We can perform a root canal treatment in order to remove all of the inflamed tissue and restore the tooth.

Your teeth may also hurt due to enamel loss. This can be caused by consuming a lot of acidic foods and drinks, which will erode this protective layer. We can correct this issue with a fluoride treatment, which stimulates remineralization. Avoiding certain foods can help keep your teeth safe.

A loose or knocked-out restoration, such as a filling or crown, can also cause pain. Our dentist can replace these restorations so the tooth remains safe and pain is eliminated. If you are experiencing tooth pain, be sure to contact our office right away.

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