Tooth Pain

Overview

Tooth pain can be found around the tooth or jaw. Toothaches are most commonly caused by a dental problem such as a cavity, fractured or cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root or gum disease. The severity of tooth pain can be mild to excruciating. Pain may become more intense by chewing or by consuming hot or cold foods and liquids.

Dental problems are the most common cause of tooth pain. Other conditions that can cause dental pain include:

  • Diseases of the temporomandibular joint
  • Diseases of the heart (angina, heart attack)
  • Sinus problems
  • Ear infections
  • Certain nerve ailments

Symptoms

Tooth pain symptoms can include:

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods
  • Dull ache near a tooth
  • Pain during biting or chewing
  • Pain that occurs with swelling of the gum
  • Clicking or popping heard when opening your mouth

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