I have a toothache
Toothache can have various causes:
If a tooth is sensitive when chewing or to heat or cold, the dental nerve is often inflamed. Often the pain also happens on its own. In such a case a root canal treatment must be carried out.
Sometimes, however, only a larger caries, which hasn’t yet reached the nerve, is to blame. Then a filling is often sufficient.
If, on the other hand, the tooth is only painful when chewing, gum inflammation or periodontitis may be present.
In rare cases, the cause is overstrain from grinding and pressing or if a new filling or crown/bridge is too high.
There are other rare diseases that cause toothache. The symptoms of the above mentioned diseases can also be different. So these possibilities are only common causes and don’t replace a detailed examination and diagnosis in our practice.