Do your bottom teeth hurt? Having constant tooth pain can be irritating, and if it is severe enough, it can even be debilitating. You should visit your dentist as soon as you experience regular bottom teeth pain so that the problem does not worsen. While you wait, find out what might cause your bottom teeth to hurt.
The following are 5 reasons why you may be experiencing pain in your bottom teeth.
- Your clenching or grinding your teeth
- You have a cavity
- Your have a gum infection
- Your tooth is fractured
Your Clenching or Grinding Your Teeth
Many people grind their teeth during sleep, especially during the night. Stress, bite imbalances, or other common sleep disorders can all contribute to this condition. You should have your dentist examine this condition to prevent future problems, as it can range from being an irritation to seriously damaging your teeth.
The most common symptoms of grinding your teeth during sleep are dull pains in your teeth or headaches. It is important to note that grinding your teeth consistently can result in tremendous pain and pressure on your teeth.
You Have a Cavity
Cavities can cause sharp, constant, and sudden pain when you bite down on one or more teeth. Cavities can also cause sensitivity.
When you don’t brush, floss, and use mouthwash to remove plaque from your bottom teeth, you may have cavities. A recession of the gums can also lead to cavities.
Cavities in your teeth are caused by acids eating away at your enamel. The good news is that filling a cavity is quick and easy. It only needs to be filled in with dental filling material by your dentist.
You Have a Gum Infection
Having a gum infection or periodontal (gum) disease can be a very unpleasant experience, but you are not alone. Your body can become ineffective at fighting off bad bacteria when bacteria enter your gums and begin to quickly spread. Painful swelling of your gums and tooth pain are common symptoms of this infection.
In order to prevent gum disease from spreading and getting worse, it is important to catch it in its early stages.
Your Tooth is Fractured
Symptoms of cracked teeth include erratic pain when chewing, possibly when biting pressure is released, or when exposed to extreme temperatures. You dentist may have difficulty determining which tooth is causing the pain in most cases because the pain may come and go.
How Do You Get Rid of Pain in Your Lower Teeth?
- Oral pain medication
- Cold compress
- Medicated ointments
- Salt water rinse
- Hydrogen peroxide rinse
- Peppermint tea
You may also have other health problems causing your toothache:
- Infection, migraine, or another health issue causing pain elsewhere in the body (referred pain).
- Deficiencies in vitamins
- Infections caused by viruses, such as shingles
- Diseases of the nervous system, such as diabetes
- Abuse of drugs or alcohol
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There are many things that can cause this. If you grind or clench your teeth, they can become sensitive. If you have gum recession, if you have a cavity, if you have gum disease, if you have an infected tooth, if you have a cracked tooth or broken filling. The best way to find out exactly what is causing the pain is to see your dentist.
Your teeth pain may be due to one of the following reasons
- Tooth decay
- Abscessed tooth
- Tooth fracture
- A damaged filling
- Repetitive motions, such as chewing hard foods or grinding teeth
- Infected gums/ Gum disease
- An abnormal bite
- Tooth eruption (in young children)
Disclaimer – This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about orthodontics and general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your orthodontist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.
Why Do My Bottom Teeth Hurt? (Infected- Cavity- Fracture)
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