What Causes Sudden Toothache?

Getting a sudden toothache is something that should never be ignored! When you have a sharp, throbbing, or constant pain in a tooth or set of teeth, or even in your gums, it’s something that should be seen to as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage. Gentle Care Dentistry is a family dentist that can deal with many forms of toothache and get you back on track for a cleaner, healthier smile.


Just over 20% of adults experience pain in their teeth, gums and jaw over a period of six months, and if you fall into this group, one likely explanation is sensitive teeth. However, there could also be the possibility that you have a cracked or infected tooth. The good news is that this can usually be fixed by your local dentist.


We know it can be difficult getting to the dentist during these times of COVID-19 and Gentle Care Dentistry is taking every precaution necessary in accordance with the recommendations from The Australian Dental Association and the Department of Health. Make no mistake, getting to the dentist to sort out your teeth now will be far more worth it in the long run!


How Does a Tooth Get Sore?


Teeth can become sore for a number of reasons. Whenever a tooth is exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures you could feel a sudden flash of pain and it’s never something that anyone wants to feel. This is when your tooth enamel is worn or when the nerves in your teeth are exposed.


Dental cavities are holes that form in the enamel surface of the teeth and when they first start, aren’t too big a deal because the pain is very rare. However, if left untreated, these cavities can become larger and can extend into the depths of the teeth making the pain a lot worse. This is not the only cause of toothache though and people suffer from many different causes of toothache, including:


  • Crowded teeth

  • Sinusitis

  • Tooth grinding

  • Weak tooth enamel

  • Gum disease

  • Cracks in a tooth

  • Teeth bleaching products


Getting a Fix to Put the Smile Back on your Face


Fortunately, all is not lost if you’re experiencing dental pain or believe to have any of the above ailments. Gentle Care Dentistry can work with you to solve your tooth woes and can put the smile back on your face. We take Hornsby family dental care seriously and urge you to make contact today if you’re having any form of toothache.


Put the smile back on your face with Gentle Care Dentistry – 8411 2674





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