In some occurrences, tooth pain is caused by tooth sensitivity; this is caused when the enamel that shields the teeth becomes fragile, or the gum begins to recede and exposes the root of the tooth. Some signs and symptoms of teeth sensitivity are pain with hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods or drinks. Also, it may hurt when you breathe in cold air. These symptoms can come and go depending on how sensitive your teeth are.
Another reason for toothache can be a cavity which would have to be examined by your Davenport dentist to ensure that it does not get worse. If untreated, it can ultimately lead to extracting the tooth altogether or root canal treatment.
Due to the multifactorial nature of toothache, it is important to go to the dentist to have the issue diagnosed. Once it is diagnosed, the dentist will give you the right course of action to take and how to treat the issue.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.