Toothache can at times be extremely intolerable and one can not bear this stabbing pain for long. While dealing with toothache, what is even more important than curing it is that you understand the root causes of this extreme pain so that you can completely deal with it in future and can eliminate it permanently. Some of the most common causes of toothache are given below.

Common Causes of Toothache

  • Tooth Abscess

It is one of the most common causes of toothache especially among those who compromise hygiene of their teeth. It is a condition which is characterized by an infection as deep as till the roots of teeth and it continues deep down to infect the bone tissue thus causing inflammation combined with immense pain. Tooth abscess in severe cases even produces pus and hence the victim needs to consult a dentist as soon as possible.

  • Tooth Fracture and Cracks

If a part of tooth becomes fractured due to some reason, it can cause severe pain and can even lead to the bacterial infection till the inner surface leading to gums infection. Similarly, cracks developing in teeth can also cause pain and lead to bacterial infection deeper into the inner surface. These problems if not dealt with in time, may result in the breaking down of teeth at the gums.

  • Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is also very common, especially among young children and is a cause of toothache. The underlying cause of this disorder is the presence of some acids mouth which causes the tooth enamel to be dissolved. The spread of this decay to the inner surface causes severe pain.

  • Gums Diseases

As we all know, gums are very sensitive because of being composed of soft tissues susceptible to infections. Unfortunately, most of the infections caused to the gums are silent and you may not notice them until they have worsened and causes swelling of gums, ultimately reaching the bone tissues and thus resulting in severe pain.

  • Dental treatments

Some of the treatments that can be done to get rid of such disorders include gum surgery, crowns or fillings, tooth extractions etc.

  • Non Dental Related Causes

Some of the other non dental causes may also be behind toothache e.g. ear infection, migraine, headache, sinusitis, and heart diseases.