Toothache Causes Unveiled

Have you ever found yourself tossing and turning in the middle of the night with the sudden onset of an awful toothache? Much like nausea, headaches, and back pain, toothaches are a type of discomfort which seems to encompass every inch of your body. Functioning normally becomes a challenge. Insomnia is persistent. You may find yourself counting…

Have you ever found yourself tossing and turning in the middle of the night with the sudden onset of an awful toothache? Much like nausea, headaches, and back pain, toothaches are a type of discomfort which seems to encompass every inch of your body. Functioning normally becomes a challenge. Insomnia is persistent. You may find yourself counting the hours down to when the dentist’s office will open so you can beg for them to squeeze you in for the very first possible appointment. Knoxville dentist, Dr. Jim Erpenbach believes that educating yourself in advance can make a night such as the one just described go by much more smoothly. Prepare yourself by being aware of the possible reasons for a toothache.

Common Toothache Causes

What is the most on the nose toothache symptom? Probably cavities. But would you believe a deviated septum can mimic toothache pain? Here’s a list of more possibilities:

  • Extreme Plaque and Tartar Build Up
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Severe Gum Disease (Periodontitis)
  • Dental Abscesses
  • Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
  • Sinus Infections
  • Dental Fractures/Chips/Breaks
  • Dental Injuries
  • Gingival Tissue Injuries

More on Sinus Infection “Toothaches”

Just like tooth pain from a deviated septum might give you pause, so might the idea of a sinus infection causing a toothache. Your sinuses consist of hollow areas which exist within your jawbone. When you breathe, air passes through your sinuses to get to your lungs. Sinuses filter and moisten the air that we breathe. This means that the passageways are exposed to a deluge of particles that can lead to potential infection. Your sinus cavities have a similar appearance as the inside of your mouth, lined with moist, pink tissue. Since their exact anatomical location is very close to your upper molars, when you have a sinus infection, it’s possible that you might mistakenly think you have an issue with your teeth.

Help for Toothaches from Knoxville Dentist

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy will give you a greater chance of avoiding a nagging toothache that could be indicative of a serious dental health issue. Visit your Knoxville dentist every six months. If you would like to schedule an appointment with our 37919 dentist office, you can call 865-329-7815. We welcome patients from Knoxville and the greater metropolitan area.