When a tooth hurts, what is the most common cause? Good question. Root pain occurs when the tooth's root becomes exposed. Positively, this type of pain is usually not indicative of a deep cavity. There is no wave of bacteria coming into the pulp and infecting it.
What Causes Root Pain?
When we reach the age of 30 or 35, we have often been grinding our teeth so much that the sides, the base of the tooth at the gum line—the side, the face or cheek side of the tooth—have worn away. All the opposing teeth's vertical pressures have chipped away at the tooth. As a result, the tooth's sides begin to fall off like a glacier. Because the dentin has been exposed, the region has become highly sensitive. Sometimes the gum recedes, revealing the root. At the root, there is always more temperature sensitivity and sugar sensitivity. As a result, if you eat something sweet, if you are sensitive to heat and cold, if it causes a slight shiver or pain that passes quickly, and if you do not experience spontaneous pain, if your mouth is closed and you are not breathing in cold air, and if spontaneous pain does not occur, it is most likely exposed root pain. It is the exposed root that is susceptible to temperature and environmental variables.
What To Do About Root Pain
This is something you tend not to do too much about. The best thing to do is to use a very strong fluoride paste. Overbrushing should be eliminated. It is recommended that you replace your toothbrush frequently. Use a soft toothbrush. The back-and-forth sawing motion would be eliminated, and fluoride is of the utmost importance as well. However, the most important factor is to determine whether that is the cause of the pain. The dentist will be able to determine whether that is the case. In such a case, the news is likely to be positive. Find out for yourself.
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