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Most Commonly Overlooked Causes of Dental Pain

When you are suffering from dental pain, one of the first steps to getting better is figuring out what is causing the problem. Although there are many potential causes of dental pain, some are more common than others. Yet, although they may be common, many people simply don’t think about these issues as being one of the causes of dental pain.

Sensitivity to Heat or Cold Can Show Up with the Onset of Dental Pain

Most Commonly Overlooked Causes of Dental PainMany people have some mild pain or discomfort when eating or drinking foods or liquids that are extremely hot or cold. There can be two primary causes for this heightened sensitivity.

First, some people simply have teeth that are more sensitive. There’s nothing wrong with the tooth; it’s just sensitive. If your sensitivity has been around for a long time, there’s a good chance this is your situation. Try brushing with a special toothpaste that is designed for sensitive teeth. This will help protect the teeth, and will provide a protective coating of fluoride. Make sure to mention it to us the next time you come so we can be sure it’s nothing serious.

If the sensitivity is a relatively new issue, and if it started suddenly, it could be indicative of a problem such as a cavity, a loose filling, or even some gum recession. Make sure to come see us and get it checked out.

A Dull Ache in the Teeth (Especially the Ones in the Upper Jaw)

If you are suffering from an ache in the teeth, it may not even be a problem with your teeth. If your pain is worse in the morning, or seems worse when you are suffering from increased stress, there’s a good chance that you are clenching and grinding your teeth while you are asleep.

This condition is called bruxism, and it can lead to lasting damage if not treated.

Here at Charlotte Emergency Dental, we can help with these—and other—common causes of dental pain. Give us a call today and we’ll be happy to take a look.

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