Toothaches: What You Should Know

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Do you ever ask yourself what you may be able to do to get rid of a toothache? Do you know what actually causes a toothache? Unfortunately, even though toothaches are annoying and fairly common, they could also indicate that you’re coping with a more serious problem.

For example, did you know that a tooth infection could be causing your toothache? This means that gum disease is actually a fairly common cause of toothaches. To make matters worse, many people who are suffering from gum disease don’t even realize it. Toothaches can also be caused by an infection that’s reached the center of your tooth. If you have this issue, you may need root canal therapy to rectify the sore tooth.

Bruxism, which is also known as teeth grinding, is another issue that may cause frequent and painful headaches. Like gum disease, you may not know that you are suffering from bruxism since most people tend to grind their pearly whites while they’re sleeping. However, you should know that grinding your teeth puts pressure on your jaw, which can cause painful headaches. This grinding can crack your teeth, which can lead to a number of other issues.

Luckily, you could consider doing several things to prevent these issues—and to prevent your headaches. As you might know, you could try over-the-counter painkillers to help you deal with your discomfort. However, these are just temporary solutions. You should deal with your toothaches by having the underlying cause of your toothache addressed.

Do you have questions about the causes of toothaches in Houston, Texas? Would you like to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Lupy D. Gonzalez? If so, feel free to give Clearpoint Dentistry a call at 281-487-2400. We’ll be happy to address any of your concerns. We look forward to receiving your call!