There are many causes of tooth pain it is best to visit a dentist regularly to avoid painful teeth related situation
Below are a few common causes of dental pain and their treatment tooth:
Tooth decay is one of the most common causes of tooth pain and the pain associated with it depends upon the severity/ extend of tooth decay. A tooth has three layers enamel, dentin and pulp. If the decay is limited to the enamel and initial dentin, then the tooth can be restored with a simple filling. The filling is usually tooth-colored nowadays it is important to take care of your decayed tooth as soon as possible to prevent the spread of infection to the pulp.
Another important cause of tooth pain is trauma to the tooth which may lead to underlying infection fracture of the tooth. Underlying infection can be treated by root canal treatment. A fractured tooth is restored by either a simple filling or by covering the entire tooth with a crown.
Gum disease is another important reason for tooth pain. The cause of gum disease is plaque. Plaque contains bacteria that released certain chemicals which leads to swelling plus inflammation in red gum. The gum becomes swollen and starts to bleed. Patients complain of bleeding gum, sensitivity in teeth and bad breath. The story does not end here.
The presence of bacteria in plaque continuously releases chemicals which also starts to resorb and destroy the bone around the teeth. This makes the underlying tooth structure weak and the teeth eventually become mobile. The treatment of gum disease is scaling and root planing. It’s important to get your gums cleaned every 6 months to prevent gum disease and to make your gum healthy.
Another important cause of tooth pain is a periodical infection which means there is an infection in the root of the tooth. This causes excruciating pain and sharp pain most of the time. The treatment of this condition is root canal treatment.