Toothaches occur as a result of inflammation of the central portion of the tooth called pulp. Inflammation to the pulp or “pulpitis” can vary in severity and may present, as tooth sensitivity, pain on chewing, dull or throbbing pain.There are instances, however, where pain originating outside the dental area radiates to the mouth, thus giving the impression of tooth pain.
This often happens when there is a problem with the jaw joint (tempromandibular joint or TMJ), ears, nerve, sinuses, and/or muscles.
Dental infection; gum disease; dental decay; injury; cracked teeth; failing or leaking fillings or crowns; tempromandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, are all common causes of dental pain.
Our dentists will carry out a thorough dental exam to figure out the cause of the problem and will recommend treatment accordingly. However, if you notice swelling or pus around the tooth, or if you have a fever, that could be a sign that you have an abscess, a more serious condition that requires immediate attention.