What Causes Toothaches?

  • Posted on: Feb 24 2015

One of the most common causes of toothaches is decay; however, this is not always the source of tooth pain. Chronic toothaches can be also caused by several other factors, such as:

  • A recent facial injury – A blow to the face may have cracked or fractured one of your teeth.
  • Bruxism – If you grind or clench your teeth at night, this can cause both tooth and jaw pain throughout the day.
  • A misaligned bite – When your bite does not come together properly, certain teeth may become worn down or overly sensitive. Additionally, you may experience TMJ-related pain from the resulting jaw tension.
  • Allergies – Severe seasonal allergies (allergic rhinitis) can cause enough pressure in your sinuses that your upper jaw is affected, causing pain in your upper teeth.

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If you are experiencing any kind of tooth pain, our experienced Grand Rapids dentists Dr. Jerry and Allyson Mulder can help you identify the source of your discomfort and provide effective relief. If your toothache is indeed being caused by decay or infection, we will perform the necessary treatment to get your dental health back on track. However, other patients may simply need to correct their bite with orthodontics, or use a bite splint to protect their teeth from bruxism.

To schedule an appointment at our Grand Rapids dentistry office, please contact A Life of Smiles today or call us at 616.458.0631. We serve patients in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, and surrounding areas of Michigan.

Published by: Grand Rapids Dentistry Blog – A Life of Smiles
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