Why Does My Tooth Ache?

Tooth Pain

Do you suffer from toothaches? The professional team at Westborough Dental Associates can help. Dr. Joseph Cheung and Dr. Jayesh Patel have extensive experience in treating complex dental issues. Learn the possible causes of your toothaches and the appropriate treatment options offered below:

What Causes Toothaches?

Toothaches are often caused by:

Sensitivity: If you feel tooth pain when eating or drinking hot or cold foods and beverages, you may have a cavity. Sensitive teeth, often caused by thinning tooth enamel or receding gums, are a common side effect of aging, lifestyle habits or other health concerns. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth may help ease your symptoms. However, if this problem persists, schedule an appointment with Dr. Cheung and Dr. Patel.

Infection: Pain in the upper teeth on both sides of the jaw may be caused by a sinus infection. This type of toothache is often combined with nasal congestion and tenderness around the eyes, forehead, and sinuses.

Cavities and Abscessed Teeth: If the pain of your toothache is sudden you may have a cavity or cracked tooth. If you experience a throbbing, constant pain when you bite down on your food, you may have an abscessed tooth or an infection. Don’t wait to treat this pain as dental problems can worsen.

In some cases, depending on their cause, toothaches can be treated with dental fillings or inlays and onlays. Dr. Cheung and Dr. Patel and the staff of Westborough Dental Associates offer treatment in their Westborough, MA office.

Treatment for Toothaches

Tooth decay, one of the most common causes of toothaches, can be treated using a composite or “white” dental filling. Inlays and onlays can treat cavities in some cases for a natural-looking restoration. Both of these options can help seal out decay following a root canal, preserving the natural tooth.

Before choosing a treatment, Dr. Cheung and Dr. Patel will review your budget, goals, and oral health to see if you are a good candidate. She will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you are receiving comfortable and comprehensive care.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Do you suffer from toothaches? Call Westborough Dental Associates at (508) 342-1519. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Cheung and Dr. Patel online here.