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Toothaches are a common issue that disrupt your daily life and cause significant discomfort! The key to remedying your toothache lies in understanding why you are experiencing the pain, where you can go to fix your issue, and how to prevent toothaches from occurring. Keep reading for practical tips when experiencing a toothache!

Five Reasons Why You Have A Toothache

There are many causes of toothaches, but the main issues include:

  • Do you have gum disease? If so, you may be more at risk for developing a toothache! Gum diseases, like gingivitis and periodontist, can cause inflammation and infection that recedes the gum and exposes the tooth root beneath. Ouch!
  • Decay can also cause hair-raising pain. When plaque is left to sit and accumulate on the tooth’s surface, it eventually produces harmful acids that erode enamel. This erosion creates pesky cavities that can expose the tooth’s inner layer, causing pain and intense sensitivity.
  • If you’ve ever broken a tooth, you’ll know just how painful it can be, especially when the nerve is exposed! Teeth are often broken as a result of untreated decay or accidental trauma.
  • Another common cause of toothache is dental abscesses. These are pus-filled infections that cause severe pain and swelling, and typically develop due to untreated gum disease, cavities or trauma.
  • Toothache can sometimes occur due to exposed dentin when the protective enamel layer wears away. This erosion can result from brushing too hard, consuming acidic foods and beverages, and gum recession.

How Can You Prevent A Toothache?

Here are our dentist’s TOP TIPS to prevent a toothache from occurring.

Maintain a good oral hygiene routine! Make sure to brush your teeth twice daily and include flossing in your routine. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings are also important so that your Sarum dentist can detect and address any issues early on.

Eat a healthy diet. Limiting sugary and acidic foods/drinks can save your enamel from erosion. We recommend a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and dairy products, which will help promote good oral health.

Keep your teeth safe! If you participate in sports or grind your teeth at night, our dentists in Salisbury can create a comfortable, custom-fit mouthguard to wear and protect your teeth from harm.

Contact a Sarum dentist if you have a toothache. Please don’t ignore a toothache. Through early intervention, our team can prevent minor issues from escalating and relieve your pain and discomfort.

Toothaches can be disruptive and painful, but we can help! Book an appointment at our dental practice in Salisbury,  Phone our friendly reception team on 01722 333324 or by booking online here.