3 Surprising Causes of Toothaches

Toothaches can be incredibly painful, and often they’re the result of a cavity. But in some cases, that intense pain is caused by something a bit less common.

Regardless of the reason, though, getting to the root cause of your tooth pain is one of the first steps in making it better.

If you’re dealing with tooth pain, and don’t suspect a cavity, consider some of these:

  • Tooth sensitivity. Dealing with tooth pain after eating or drinking hot or cold food or drinks? Tooth sensitivity may be to blame. There are many reasons why your teeth could be more sensitive – from receding gums to thin enamel – but they all require a trip to the dentist.
  • Sinus infection. Sometimes tooth or mouth pain doesn’t have anything to do with your teeth at all. Sinus infections can cause fluid to build up in the sinus cavities, putting pressure on your teeth and gums, which leads to pain and discomfort. This type of pain will usually go away once the sinus infection has been treated.
  • Tooth crack or fracture. Something as simple as chewing on ice can cause a crack or fracture in the tooth – one that you may not notice that could be causing your tooth pain.

Whether it’s a cavity, or another cause, if you’re experiencing tooth pain, call Hudson Oaks Family Dentistry today! We can help get to the bottom of your pain, and help get you back on track to your healthiest smile.  


Hudson Oaks Family Dentistry
200 S Oakridge Dr, #106
Hudson Oaks, TX 76087
(817) 857-6790