The chances are pretty good that you’re going to be dealing with at least a little bit of tooth sensitivity or dental pain at some point in your life. And when most people realize that their teeth aren’t quite as comfortable as they usually are the immediately fall under the impression that they are dealing with a cavity.
Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
In fact, though a cavity is often times the culprit behind the pain you’re feeling in your mouth there are other issues that you’re going to want to be aware of – some of them relatively mild and easy to fix and others considerably more painful and even more dangerous.
Sensitive teeth are quite common today
A combination of a less than ideal dental hygiene habits, acidic beverages and foods, and all kinds of environmental and behavioral issues have contributed to a huge spike in teeth sensitivity. Even brushing your teeth religiously isn’t enough to combat sensitivity, especially when the foods and beverages that we consume on a regular basis are so acidic and capable of the thinning out the enamel you have covering your teeth.
If you’re dealing with sensitive teeth, consider switching to a softer bristled toothbrush and use toothpaste designed specifically for sensitive teeth to alleviate the symptoms.
Cracked teeth usually cause throbbing and consistent pain
Teeth can crack for a variety of different reasons, and if you’re dealing with this kind of dental issue you’ll know almost immediately. For one, biting down on anything is going to be excruciatingly painful, but you’ll also feel a “wiggle” in your teeth as well. On top of that, the pain is going to be pretty electric and incessant – and you’ll need to have your dentist pull the tooth or repair it professionally.
Believe it or not, some instances of teeth hurting have nothing whatsoever to do with your mouth at all
Because your sinuses are so closely intertwined with your mouth and the rest of your respiratory system stuffiness in your nose and sinuses can put a lot of pressure on your teeth and your mouth.
A lot of people are surprised to learn that the only way to get rid of pain in their smile is to clear out there sinuses and their nose – a pretty counterintuitive approach that seems to work wonders for folks that are really struggling.