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ToothacheIn Copenhagen

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Causes ofToothache

Below we’ve listed the most common causes of a number of pains. Generally, you should contact your dentist immediately and try to relieve your discomfort. With toothache, waiting is never a good idea.

Discomfort when consuming something hot or cold:

This type of pain often occurs when a caries attack or dental cavity has become deep enough to reach the dental nerve. Often you will feel a stabbing pain, which may be constant or come and go.

If you’ve recently had a filling done, the nerve may be irritated by the cleaning out of the cavity. This kind of pain often disappears after a while.

If you suffer from exposed tooth necks, you may experience a freezing sensation from hot or cold temperatures. Such discomfort is usually brief.

If you have chipped a tooth and thus exposed the dentin or nerve, you will often feel a reaction when consuming hot or cold food or drink.

Discomfort from hot and cold temperatures may also occur if you have a crack in your tooth, caused by overstressing it. This kind of crack is called an infraction. Infractions may be either visible or invisible to the naked eye.

Swelling and soreness of the gums or around the gums (pus flow may also occur)

Inflammation around a wisdom tooth that has not yet fully erupted.

If a wisdom tooth has not yet fully erupted, it is usually wholly or partially covered by the gums. Underneath this mucous membrane, bacteria can lie undisturbed and cause an infection. The infection often causes swelling of the gums as well as pain extending to other parts of the jaw and face. Bad breath may also occur.

This kind of discomfort may be caused by an inflammation around a tooth root tip due to a caries attack, impact etc. The tooth nerve is dead, and the dissolution of the nerve content has caused inflammation around the tooth root tip. The inflammation may spread out and cause swelling of the gums next to the affected tooth. This is called a tooth abscess. A tooth abscess may be extremely painful. Often the tooth feels sore when tapped, and chewing may cause discomfort. Sometimes the tooth feels too tall. This requires a root canal treatment. A natural drain for the tooth abscess may also have been created in the form of a small opening, allowing the pus to drain. This is called a fistula. The creation of the fistula often leads to reduced discomfort.

Deep, bacteria-filled gingival pockets may cause a tooth abscess, leading to swelling and a bump in the gums. In rare cases, this occurs shortly after periodontal disease treatment.

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Functional pain (discomfort when chewing)

Functional pain may be caused by, among other things, inflammation around a tooth root tip caused by a deep caries attack, tooth impact etc. The tooth nerve is dead, and the dissolution of the dead nerve tissue causes inflammation around the tooth root tip. Often the tooth feels sore when tapped, and chewing may cause discomfort. Sometimes the tooth feels too tall. This requires a root canal treatment.

Discomfort when chewing may also occur if the tooth has cracked due to being overstressed. Such a crack is called an infraction and may be invisible to the naked eye. When an infracted tooth is stressed by chewing hard food items, the crack is twisted, provoking the tooth nerve and causing stabbing pain. Patients suffering from this problem tend to chew on the other side of the mouth.

Functional pain may also occur if you chip a tooth and a loose fragment of the tooth gets stuck in your gums. When stressed from chewing, the tooth and gums react by becoming painful.

A caries attack may also cause discomfort when chewing. This is often caused by food being pressed into the hole. The tooth nerve responds by causing pain.

If a wisdom tooth in the upper jaw chews on the lower jaw gums, the gums may swell and induce discomfort when chewing in this area again.

Functional pain may also occur in the event of an active infection (inflammation) around the tooth. This may be caused by periodontal disease or by, for instance, getting a popcorn shell stuck in the gums, which will cause an infection.

If a new dental crown or filling hasn’t been perfectly adjusted to the patient’s bite, and it’s too tall, severe discomfort and pain may occur in the entire region. Such discomfort may occur even after a short period of time, and often it’s impossible to chew on this side of the mouth. The pain may spread, making it hard to tell exactly which tooth it originates from.

A tooth may become bruised upon biting on something hard. This will leave the tooth sore and cause discomfort when chewing. A tooth may also become bruised due to an impact or by accidentally chewing on a stone in a loaf of bread or a lead shot.

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