Diseased or damaged teeth are often accompanied by a toothache, which can be severe and cause excruciating pain. If the infection moves to the surrounding gum area, you will start to feel some vibrations that might come and go at any time. It is often because of disease or inflammation of the tooth known as pulpits. The following are some of the reasons why your diseased or decaying teeth are throbbing.
Infected gums are always a result of gum diseases that often occur because of low oral hygiene standards. Once you leave plaque to build up between your teeth and gum, the bacteria will move in and attack the gum faster, since it is soft tissue. The infection will result in gingivitis, which is a mild gum disease. If left untreated, gingivitis develops into periodontitis. At this stage, the bacteria will have eaten away the soft tissues and blood vessels. Soreness, redness, and bleeding is a common characteristic, and it is often accompanied by throbbing pains.
A tooth filling covers holes formed on your teeth as a result of tooth decay. The filling covers the pulp and protects it. Damaged filling exposes the pulp, which is the softest part of a tooth because it has blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues. Bacteria will enter the filling and attack the soft tissues, which will result in swelling, redness, and pain.
Protecting Diseased or Decaying Teeth
If you want to manage the excruciating pain caused by your tooth, you should focus on protecting the teeth from diseases and decay. Maintaining proper oral hygiene and eating foods that will help protect the teeth and gum from dental diseases are the best options you have. Contact our offices for more information on how to deal with a diseased or decayed tooth.