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Figuring Out Where Your Dental Pain Comes From
Posted on 5/29/2020 by Sean Saghatchi
Are you in pain? There are lots of different kinds of pain, but one of the worst pains is dental pain. That's because dental pain can make your head hurt, as well as your ears, face and neck. If you are already in dental pain, what can you do? How can you figure out what is causing your pain? We have some answers.
Dental Pain- Why Does It Hurt So Bad?
One reason that dental pain is so painful is because your mouth has a lot of nerves. Think about it. Each one of your teeth has tooth nerves, which means that if you hurt a tooth, the pain from one nerve travels down your mouth. The pain can travel to your brain quickly, which is one reason dental pain hurts so bad and is so intense.
What Could The Dental Pain Be From?
Your dental pain could be from several different causes. First, you may have dental pain from a cavity, especially one that is advanced. Over time, a cavity can grow and spread into your tooth pulp, where your nerves are- which causes serious pain. You may also be in pain due to a cracked or broken tooth, which can expose nerves and cause pain. You could have tooth pain due to clenching or grinding your teeth at night and not even know it until your tooth starts hurting. Over time, this clenching or grinding of teeth might also give you jaw or ear pain, which could signal temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD.
You may also have pain from an injury to your teeth that you thought you had healed from, but that may still be causing you pain. If you are in pain, and you're not sure why, give us a call today, and let us figure out the causes of your dental pain.
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