Have you ever had a toothache? The answer is, more than likely unfortunately – yes, and this despite the fact that society has become more diligent in taking care of their teeth. The brushes used are better, people use dental floss regularly and the toothpaste used has fluoride. But still, toothaches occur, why? Dentists in Birmingham Alabama have the answer. Browse website for more information.
Common causes of toothaches
- Hole in your tooth: An untreated hole in the tooth is the most common cause of toothache. A shallow hole that only attacks the tooth enamel, rarely causes symptoms. But once the bacteria have found their way to the tooth bone (dentin), which contains lots of tiny nerve endings, there is a risk that a toothache can form. Unfortunately no correlation between a hole and the degree of possible toothache has been found.
- Periodontitis: When the bacteria reaches the nerve of the tooth, said nerve dies. A dead nerve can be the basis for inflammation around the root – and it can make for a furious evil.
- Gingivitis: Abandoned bacteria on the teeth is not only the cause of tooth decay, but also the cause of gum inflammation around the teeth. Such inflammation can also cause toothaches – albeit rarely. So severe pain comes from a hole in the tooth or periodontitis.
What can you do?
Toothaches – or rather the cause of toothaches – will not disappear by itself! This is why regular appointments to Dentists in Birmingham Alabama is a must. Do you have dental pain right now? If so, try to get by with over-the-counter analgesics until you can get to the dentist. If the pain is unbearable, go to the ER or visit an emergency dental clinic.
The real reason for a toothache can be found in the facial muscles, facial nerves or sinuses. Dentists in Birmingham Alabama can break out the detective work, as it can be very, very hard to find the cause of the toothache. And over time, many people mistakenly lose teeth because of not seeing the dentist on time. Scheduling appointments for cleanings and check-ups is a must for good oral health. For more information, contact Michael S. Anglin D.D.S. P.C. Birmingham Alabama today.