Oral pain can originate for a multitude of reasons. If you are experiencing discomfort we encourage you to call us on 0269 205 534to ask for advice and schedule an appointment, so we can accurately diagnose and treat the cause. Common causes or oral pain include…
- Dental decasdsdy
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Leaking or loose fillings
- Gum infections, disease and inflammation
- Grinding or clenching
- TMD or jaw joint disorder
- Sinus Infections
- Inflamation of tooth pulp (the tissue in the centre of your tooth)
- Impacted teeth (often caused by wisdom teeth)
- Dental abscess ( a serious infection )
- Chemical thermal or physical trauma
The nature of pain experienced can vary. If the pain you are experiencing is sharp when you bite down on your food, the cause could be a cavity or cracked tooth. On the other hand, if it is a constant throbbing pain it may be due to an abscessed or infected tooth.
One less common, but significant cause of tooth pain is a sinus infection. If your upper teeth on both sides of your face are in pain and you have had additional symptoms of nasal congestion this could be the culprit. If your pain is more identifiable as jaw pain, it may be caused by tooth grinding (bruxism), wisdom teeth or by arthritic changes in the joint.