Hi, Dr James here, and I’m one of the principal dentists at Elevate Dental.
Yesterday, I was speaking with a new patient Jason from Prahan. He had been having a sore tooth and he asked me, “What’s the cause of my toothache?” We often see patients here at Elevate Dental because of toothache, I thought I’d make a video sharing with you what I shared with him.
A toothache can range in how severe it is from the occasional mild niggle or twinge to constant excruciating pain. While each case is different, there are generally three main causes of toothache.
Infections start when enough bacteria builds up to the point where your body can’t clear it by itself. This infection can come from the nerve, which sits deep inside the tooth and occurs when a cavity or dental decay has been left untreated for too long, or a crack in the tooth that has split into the nerve, or there’s been trauma to the tooth, which has crushed and killed the nerve.
Clenching or Grinding
As severe as toothaches can be, the good news is that most, if not all, toothaches can be predicted and prevented by having regular checkups to help reduce the events that cause toothaches in the first place.
I hope you found this video helpful. If you are experiencing a toothache, we would love to look after you. Here at Elevate Dental, we specialise in anxious patients. We are conveniently located at both Hawthorn and Richmond with on-site parking. Simply call us on 1300 2 SMILE, complete the form on our website or direct message us on social media and we’ll be in touch to help you organise your consultation. See you in the next video.
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