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Why do my teeth hurt?

Man smiling in dental chair Teeth may hurt for any number of reasons, which is why it’s important to have regular dental exams and teeth cleanings.

Our Annapolis, MD dentist and hygienist can spot potential issues before they become a threat to your oral health.

Common Causes of Tooth Pain

Reasons your teeth may hurt include:

  • Grinding and clenching (bruxism)—Many people grind and clench their teeth during sleep, which causes breakage, erosion, and sensitivity. Left untreated, bruxism can lead to cavities, jaw pain, and even tooth loss. Our dentist can prescribe a custom nightguard to remedy this problem.
  • A small cavity, chip, or erosion
  • Periodontal disease—Periodontal disease is treatable in our Annapolis, MD dental office. If you suspect periodontal disease, make an appointment with our dentist. Left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and compromise your health.
  • Other underlying issues that our dentist can explore, diagnose, and treat.

If your teeth hurt or are especially sensitive, this is a sign that you should see our dentist as soon as possible. Even mild pain can increase without intervention.

We Are Here to Help in Annapolis

Get in touch with our dental team today if you’re experiencing tooth pain. We serve patients in Annapolis, Edgewater, Riva, Arnold, Severna Park, Pasadena, Crownsville, Crofton, Davidsonville, Kent Island, and anywhere else where people are looking for quality dentistry and a compassionate team.

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