Causes of Toothaches and the Importance of Dental Treatment

Dentist Serving Calgary, Cochrane, Airdrie and Nearby Areas of Alberta

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Many people suffer through toothaches believing that the discomfort will eventually subside or fearing that treatment will be more painful than what they are already experiencing. In most cases, the source of a toothache can be easily detected and corrected to relieve your pain; the danger is in ignoring a toothache, which may be a sign of a serious oral health problem that could become progressively worse without treatment.

If you suffer from a recurring toothache or chronic mouth pain, please call the dentists at Aesthetic Dental Studio at 403-543-4600 to schedule your appointment and learn how we can help. Our experienced dental team welcomes patients from the greater Calgary, Alberta, area.

Common causes of toothaches include:

  • Periodontal disease: Left untreated, gum disease can cause the gradual recession of the gums, which exposes sensitive areas of the teeth and can contribute to the loosening of teeth

  • Tooth decay: Without proper hygiene, plaque accumulates on the teeth and breaks down the enamel, eventually wearing through to the sensitive dentin and causing cavities

  • Enamel loss: Whether due to plaque accumulation, premature wear or other factors, the loss of teeth enamel exposes the vulnerable inner layer of your teeth known as dentin, which can result in teeth sensitivity and discomfort

  • Cracks or fractures: Small breaks in teeth, which may be caused by injury or poor dental health habits like teeth grinding, can lead to toothaches and contribute to future dental health problems such as cavities or abscesses

  • Abscessed teeth: Injured teeth or decayed teeth that are not treated may eventually lead to abscesses, which are deposits of pus that form within teeth due to bacterial infections

Treatment for toothaches varies depending on the source and severity of the condition. Because the dental issues that cause toothaches can lead to worsening oral health problems, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible.

If you’re suffering from a toothache or other mouth discomfort, please contact Aesthetic Dental Studio today. Our dentists are proud to serve patients from the greater Calgary, Alberta, area.