Toothaches are usually caused by one of four things. To prevent toothaches, you need to be aware of all 4 causes and fight against them.
Decay is the most common reason for a tooth ache. Small cavities that are not close to the nerve canal do not hurt. It is the bigger ones that sneak up undetected, that can lead to abscess and pain.
Gum disease, especially in its most advanced stages, is likely to cause a toothache.
A traumatic blow to the head or face can injure teeth severely enough to damage the nerve, leading to a tooth abscess. To prevent this type of injury, which often occurs in motor vehicle accidents, always use your seat belts, even for a short drive from home.
Often, injuries to the teeth occur during sporting activities, such as soccer, football, wrestling and basketball.
Damage to teeth due to tooth clenching and grinding can certainly cause pain in teeth. Dentists may mistake this pain for an abscessed tooth.
You now have the information you need to prevent most toothaches. Congratulations! Follow these steps to enjoy a pain-free dental future.
* Please note that we cannot guarantee that the solutions offered here are definitely applicable to your condition since we have not examined your mouth. However, if you know the solutions that are generally applied to dental problems, you will be much better informed and will likely make better decisions in your own dental health care.