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Top reasons for toothache

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Top 6 reasons for toothache

  1. Dental Cavity or Tooth Decay

Cavity in teeth is the most widely found problem in all age groups. Unclean teeth with food sticking on them become food for oral bacteria. This leads to gradual erosion of the protective shield of enamel due to formation of acid by the bacteria.

  1. Dental Erosion

High consumption of acidic diet and continuous problem of gastric acids due to acid reflux can lead to wearing of tooth enamel.

  1. Receding Gums

Gum recession occurs gradually and is unnoticeable during its early stage.  Periodontal diseases, aggressive tooth brushing and insufficient dental care contribute to receding gums.

  1. Abscess

Abscess is nothing but a built up sac of pus which can be found at the root base of infected tooth or in the gap between the gum and tooth.

  1. Periodontal Diseases (Periodontitis/ Gingivitis)

Peri stands for “around” and odontal refers to “teeth”. Periodontal disease is an infected state of teeth where the structures around them like gums, cementum (root covering), ligament and alveolar bone get affected. It can cause severe damage to dental pulp if not treated in time.

  1. Bruxism/Teeth Grinding or Jaw Clinching

These are oral Para-functional habits or behaviors which exerts teeth out with stress and result in gradual thinning of teeth surface, causing teeth sensitivity and soreness in jaw area.

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