There is nothing quite like a toothache – the throbbing pain that seems to spread throughout your body only seems to end with a trip to the dentist.
Unfortunately, it is not just from eating too many sweets; here are four other reasons you could have a pain in your tooth.
Grinding your teeth
It is pretty common to grind your teeth at night but it will eventually wear your teeth down over time and make them more sensitive. While it may just be down to stress and eventually stop, you should take a trip to the dentist to get a mouth guard.
A broken tooth
There is nothing like the pain of a broken tooth – seriously. If you do chip your tooth or fall and damage one, it is important you get to the dentist as soon as possible as it might become infected.
An abscess can be pretty dangerous so you need to get it sorted straight away. Unfortunately, you will probably need to get a root canal if you do have one but it is better than an infection which can lead to a blood infection.
A rotten tooth
If you have been putting off going to the dentist for a while, the throbbing pain at the back of your mouth could be due to a rotten tooth. Take something to ease the pain and make an appointment with the dentist.
If you do have a toothache don’t leave it until the pain becomes unbearable – head to the dentist.