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Why am I feeling tooth pain?

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Have you ever woken up and your teeth were hurting? Tried biting into an apple and then suddenly you felt throbbing tooth pain? There are a number of reasons why you are feeling this pain; tooth decay, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, cracked or damaged teeth, brushing too hard, gum infection, TMD, repetitive grinding and clenching, acidic diet, and much more.

A toothache or tooth pain is caused when the nerve in the root of a tooth or surrounding a tooth is irritated. Dental (tooth) infection, decay, injury, or loss of a tooth are the most common causes of dental pain. Pain may also occur after an extraction.

Everyone has a favorite remedy for toothache pain, but stopping a toothache caused by a cavity or gum disease will likely involve a combination of a visit to the dentist and a regular oral care routine. At a dental visit, your dentist will decide if your toothache requires a filling or if you require a root canal, root scaling.

If you're experiencing tooth pain or another dental health issue, a general dentist can help you identify and fix the problem.

If your teeth are hurting, schedule your regular dental checkups and cleanings at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics today!

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