Tooth pain can have quite an effect on a persons well-being and state of mind. The common cause of such a pain is typically an exposed nerve or root. An infection caused by gum disease, or tooth decay are sources for the exposure. In certain instances, the pain may originate from areas other than those associated with the teeth.
However, in these cases, while the pain may appear to originate from a tooth or teeth, the source might come from a jaw irritation. The sinus cavities that run above the upper jaw behind the cheekbones and below the eyes may be infected or an ear infection may also be the cause. The joints, (temporomandibular joint), of the jawbone, are another source of pain, abbreviated as TMJ.
In extreme cases, heart disease can be a cause of tooth pain. In any scenario, both jaw pain, and toothaches are common issues that a lot of people suffer from. On a more specific note, some may experience a dull pain due to pressure or a heightened sensitivity to exposure of hot or cold on their teeth. Moreover, when the pain associated with either of the examples extends longer than 15 to 20 seconds after exposure there may be serious issues at hand.
Trillium Dental makes your oral health, now and in the future, a top priority. If you have a toothache, book an appointment with one of our Ottawa dentists today. We welcome new patients, patients seeking second opinions, or a new general dentist or cosmetic dentist. We have dental offices in Downtown Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Orleans, Stittsville, and Carp. Please give us a call at (613) 695-0544 or book a dental appointment online.