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Most of us have already experienced the discomfort of a toothache. Each individual can perceive pain in a different way, so there are probably many ways in which a toothache can be described. Nevertheless, we can find some general types of tooth pain based on the symptoms patients are feeling and the possible causes.

7 Types of Tooth Pain and Possible Remedies

author icon By Dr. George Ghidrai

Most of us have already experienced the discomfort of a toothache. Each individual can perceive pain in a different way, so there are probably many ways in which a toothache "can be described".

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Nevertheless, we can find some general types of tooth pain based on the symptoms patients are feeling and the possible causes.


What causes tooth pain ?

There can be many causes for tooth pain, such as dental decay, a tooth injury or a chronic or acute infection. Although a cavity is the most likely culprit, it is only one of several possible causes. Moreover, tooth pain might not even be caused by your teeth (for example, the pain of a sinus infection is often felt in the face and teeth).

Generally, it is a good idea to contact the dentist if you have on-going pain or discomfort. This is especially important if:

If you have tooth pain, read on to find your symptoms, possible causes and treatment options:



It is important to remember that many dental conditions do not become visible or cause pain until they reach more advanced stages. Consequently, regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums.

Last review and update: May 2018



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