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A toothache—described as any pain, soreness, or ache in or around a tooth—can be a frustrating and unpleasant experience. In addition to a sharp or dull pain,
your tooth may be sensitive to temperature or painful when chewing or biting. In order to get to the bottom of your tooth pain,
your doctor will consider several potential diagnoses based on your medical history, dental exam, and sometimes an imaging test, usually an X-ray.
For instance, sinusitis, or sinus infection, can cause the roots of the upper teeth to hurt simply because they are close to the irritated, swollen sinus cavity. Also, sometimes tooth pain can be a symptom of serious heart and lung conditions such as: lung cancer.
The most common cause of a toothache is a dental cavity as a result of tooth decay. Dental cavities and toothache can be prevented by proper oral hygiene. Another common cause of toothache is gum disease.
A lot of tooth pain is caused by inflammation in the pulp or inside part of the tooth. The pulp of each tooth contains lots of nerve endings that are highly sensitive to pain. This can cause the often constant throbbing pain that makes toothache especially unbearable.
If you have aching teeth, it may be due to a dental problem such as cavities, gum disease, bruxism, TMJ or a non-dental problem, such as a sinus infection or even stres