Most people associate toothaches with cavities, but in reality there are many potential causes for your dental pain. When you visit Southport Dental, our dentists will carefully examine your mouth to determine the exact cause of your toothache and provide an appropriate treatment. We welcome you to call us at 910-457-5026 to learn more about the causes of toothaches and schedule your appointment with Dr. Larry Hemby and Dr. L.D. Williams in Southport, North Carolina.

Aside from tooth decay, the most common causes of toothaches are bruxism and root surface sensitivity.

Bruxism (tooth grinding) is a condition that can occur at any time, but is much more common at night. If untreated, it can cause the deterioration of tooth enamel, as well as causing your teeth to become work and broken. There are several treatments available to alleviate the effects of bruxism. After your bruxism is under control, our dentists can provide a restorative treatment to help you regain a healthy, functional smile.

Root surface sensitivity can be caused by several factors, including overaggressive brushing, receding gums, periodontal pockets, heartburn acid which enters the mouth overnight and attacks your tooth enamel, or even a microscopic crack in a molar.

An aching tooth is something that you should never have to live with. Please contact our office today to make your appointment with our caring dentists.