Causes of a Toothache
Some toothaches are mild and can come and go. In many cases, tooth pain can be caused by sensitivity. In other instances, toothache can be caused by a cavity or a cracked tooth. No matter what you suspect is the reason for your pain, you should get it checked out as soon as possible. In some instances, your toothache might not have stemmed from your teeth at all and maybe from something like your sinuses and a sinus infection.
If your toothache is throbbing incessantly, you might have something like an abscessed tooth which is causing your pain. If your pain is sharp and stabbing it might be linked to a cavity, but if your pain is more identifiable as jaw pain, then you’ll still need to get this checked out by a dentist. Often, toothache linked to jaw pain is something that can be traced back to teeth grinding (bruxism) and, in extreme cases, arthritis and even cancers which can affect the jaw.
Due to the wide range of causes, it’s important to get your toothache checked as soon as possible to ensure you get the right treatment.