Toothaches – General Causes

Toothaches – General Causes

Have you spent sleepless night writhing in pain because your toothaches? Is it difficult to eat or drink because your teeth feel so sensitive and ache? A variety of issues can cause sensitivity in your teeth, including extreme heat and cold. Some factors that can cause your teeth acute discomfort, pain or sensitivity from non- dental sources are:

  • The common cold or a sinus infection
  • Maxillary sinusitis
  • Myofascial inflammation
  • Migraine
  • Nasal tissues
  • Ears
  • Temporomandibular joints
  • Anginas and,
  • Neuralgias

Your sinuses and your teeth and their nerves are close enough to each other that pressure and pain in the sinuses can travel to your mouth. Congestion in the ears and Eustachian tubes is also common in conjunction with a cold. Pressure in these areas can cause discomfort in the back teeth and in the roof of the mouth. For relief from this discomfort, your doctor might prescribe decongestants, as appropriate.

Toothaches – underlying causes

However, it is important to ensure there is not a more serious underlying cause that might require treatment. Besides, regular dental causes of toothaches can be serious and require prompt treatment to prevent serious side effects. Issues that could be causing or contributing to your tooth pain include gum disease, tooth decay, enamel erosion, wear and tear and teeth clenching and grinding.

Your teeth might hurt due to sensitivity. If your teeth are uncomfortable when they are exposed to cold, heat or pressure, they might benefit from a special toothpaste recommended by your dentist.  Also, if the discomfort in your teeth seems not to be related to a cold or sinus problems, be sure to talk to your dentist for a definitive diagnosis and recommendation for treatment.

Once your dentist has diagnosed the cause of your toothache, he or she will explain to you what is involved in treating the problem. Call 07 3414 3999 to schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Manju or book online at

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