Why Do Toothaches Hurt So Much? | Richmond Hill Dentist

There is nothing worse than discovering a toothache. Sure, lots of things hurt, but there is something special about a toothache. You take a bite of your favorite food and WHAM! A shooting pain overwhelms your entire mouth, and you can no longer look at your favorite food the same. And in cases like this, we need to a visit the dentist.

But what exactly is a toothache and how did we end up in this kind of pain? Well, there are lots of different ways a toothache can occur. It can be as simple as a cracked tooth, cavities, or exposed roots; but it can also be something more serious, like your ears or sinuses causing the issue.

When it comes to pain, each one of us has a different threshold of pain tolerance. Some can work through a headache; some are taken out at the first signs of one. Because both headaches and toothaches are detected by the same trigeminal nerve in your head, there is no real way to crack the case without the help of your dental professional.

Our mouths dictate many of our overall health issues, so it is important to pay attention to the signals your body gives you when something is wrong. Ignoring the pain will only lead to more problems, so make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as you find headaches or toothaches are persistent. There’s nothing to be afraid of. The technological advancements in dentistry makes dental procedures easy and virtually painless. And this is why we tell you that it’s so important to take care of your teeth. Good oral hygiene is the best line of defense against a toothache.

If you have questions or concerns regarding toothaches, contact Dr. Tayefi, DDS at (905) 237-7842 to schedule a consultation today, or visit www.artdentfamilydentistry.com for additional information.

Dr. Elham Tayefi proudly serves Ontario and all surrounding areas.