Health Tip: What's Behind Your Toothache
Things that can cause tooth pain
(HealthDay News) - A toothache can be caused by different factors, including an infection or nerve injury. Once a toothache develops, it's important to see your dentist.
The University of Michigan Health System lists these potential reasons for a toothache:
- An infection in the tooth or gum.
- A cracked or fractured tooth.
- A problem with or damage to a dental filling.
- Grinding your teeth.
- An injury to the tooth.
- Receding gums.
- A cavity.
- A loose dental crown.