Why Do My Teeth Hurt?
An ice cold drink. A bowl of hot soup. If you have tooth sensitivity, everyday foods and drinks can unexpectedly trigger a jolt of nerve pain, fast. That short, sharp pain is characteristic of what people with tooth sensitivity experience.
Tooth sensitivity can occur in just 1 tooth—you don’t have to feel pain in every tooth to have tooth sensitivity.
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Cavities & Tooth Decay
Unlike tooth sensitivity, tooth pain caused by a cavity can range from a short sharp feeling to a dull ache. Ask your dentist to make a diagnosis.1
Tooth pain as a result of trauma (e.g. sports injuries) could be due to a fracture along the tooth. Ask your dentist to make a diagnosis.
Bleaching treatments used to whiten your teeth at home can cause you to experience tooth pain. Ask your dentist for professional advice on tooth whitening.2, 3
Jaw joint disorders
Excessive grinding or clenching of the jaw can cause pain in your jaw, that can feel like tooth ache. A range of causes including stress have been linked to causing jaw joint disorders. Ask your dentist to make a diagnosis.
Not Sure If You Have Sensitive Teeth?
Do you feel a short, sharp discomfort in your teeth when you consume something cold, hot, sweet, or sour?
Do you avoid certain cold or hot foods and drinks to avoid this discomfort? (For example, ice cream.)
How often do you feel this short, sharp discomfort in your teeth?
Based on your answers, you may have signs of sensitive teeth.
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Based on your answers, it looks like you may not have signs of sensitive teeth.
Speak to your dentist or hygienist to confirm.Learn About Prevention