By Sood Family Dental
March 09, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: tooth decay   tooth pain  

At Sood Family Dental in Shelby Township, MI, your dentist, Dr. Sood, takes tooth pain seriously. Plainly speaking, this discomfort is abnormal and requires prompt treatment. Learn here what could be causing your tooth pain and what can help.

What does it feel like?

Tooth pain feels different to different people. A patient may describe the discomfort as a dull ache. Another may have a sharp pain as they bite down. Still, others have throbbing toothaches or sensitivity when eating ice cream or drinking coffee.

However you describe it, see your dentist in her Shelby Township, MI, office so she can:

  1. Examine your tooth and surrounding gum tissue.
  2. Tap on your tooth with a small dental instrument.
  3. X-ray it.
  4. Have you put pressure on the tooth with a bite stick.

Dr. Sood will ask you about your symptoms, too, and what may cause them, relieve them and how long they last.

Common causes of tooth pain

Tooth decay most commonly causes dental pain. Essentially a hole in your enamel, a cavity can reach into innervated pulp, causing throbbing pain, abscess (infection) and even tooth loss.

Another cause is exposed tooth roots. Frequently the result of age-related gum recession or periodontal (gum) disease, exposed roots lead to lingering sensitivity to heat, cold and sugar. Also, these roots are sensitive to touch from a toothbrush, floss, a dental instrument and hard or roughly-textured foods.

Bruxism, or teeth clenching and grinding, puts excessive and continuing pressure on teeth, leading to premature enamel wear. Besides making teeth hurt, bruxers experience migraines, sinus pain and more.

Additionally, oral trauma causes tooth pain. A blow to the mouth may displace a tooth to one side, crack or chip it or even fracture a root below the gum line. Dr. Sood may elect to repair the tooth with composite resin, a tooth-colored filling, a porcelain crown, root therapy or a veneer depending on her diagnosis.

Finally, an impacted tooth--one encased in gum tissue or bone, can cause substantial toothache pain. Wisdom teeth, the third molars which erupt in the late teens, may be impacted and a source of discomfort, infection and problems with dental alignments.

Call Dr. Sood

At Sood Family Dental in Shelby Township, MI, your professional team uncovers the reasons for tooth pain and treats them. Dr. Sood delivers the latest in diagnostic and restorative services so you have a smile that is healthy, long-lasting and comfortable. So, don't hesitate. At the first hint of pain, call us for a consultation: (586) 207-1471.


Dentist in Shelby Township, MI
Sood Family Dental
56732 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Township, MI 48316

(586) 207-1471
[email protected]

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 1:30pm
Sunday: Closed

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