Listen to Your Teeth
An aching tooth’s a warning. Often it’s a cavity, but not always.
Other Toothache Causes…
- After a filling, a tooth can sometimes be a bit sensitive. It’s a normal reaction that should soon correct it-self.
- In the morning, an aching tooth could be the result of grinding or tooth-clenching overnight. Not a cavity, but a habit you need to shake.
- Aches can also come from unfamiliar pressures due to tooth movement, especially when a tooth has shifted because a lost tooth wasn’t replaced.
- Sinus problems can make an upper molar ache. An infected sinus presses against the nerve and can cause pain.
Any change in tooth-feel is a warning worth investigating, so don’t hesitate to contact us if pain persists.
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I grew up in Valparaiso, IN before attending Indiana University Bloomington. I then attended dental school at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. After graduating, I moved to North Carolina with my wife, Amber, where she would complete a medical residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While obtaining my license in North Carolina, I worked in a safety net clinic for the underserved in Roxboro and Yanceyville, NC. I practiced there for five years, gaining valuable experience as a clinician and serving as the dental director in my final year. For the next five years, I treated patients in private practice in Cary, NC, becoming proficient in performing the latest dental procedures. My wife and I are the proud parents of two girls: Audriana and Genevieve. We also have a Weimaraner named Lulu, who ensures there is never a dull moment around the house!