If you are experiencing sharp pains when eating or drinking hot or cold foods, it could mean you have a cavity. It may also be a sign that you may have sensitive teeth, either from receding gums or from a thinning of your tooth enamel. Make an appointment with your dentist to be sure.
While less common, some sinus infections cause tooth pain. If only your upper teeth on both sides of your face are in pain, sinusitis could be the culprit. This sort of toothache is usually accompanied or preceded by nasal congestion and tenderness around your sinuses. If you suspect this is the cause of your tooth pain, you may wish to see your doctor.
If your pain is more identifiable as jaw pain, it may be caused by temporomandibular disorders caused by a direct injury or trauma to the jaw, by tooth grinding (bruxism), or by arthritis or cancer affecting the jaw. If your wisdom teeth have not been removed, impacted molars could also be causing your jaw pain.
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Some toothaches may come and go, waiting until the pain is unbearable is risky. The causes of toothaches are not always clear, and a conclusive diagnosis as to the source of the pain and subsequent professional treatment is always the best course of action.
Your dental health is a holistic venture, make sure you take care of yourself wholly, and your oral health will follow. If you are looking for a dentist in Brooklyn, our team of board certified doctors and specialists are here for you and your family. Get in contact with us today!