Experiencing sensitivity can come unannounced whether it is the front or back teeth. While it is uncommon for the front teeth to wear off and show signs of sensitivity, it is quite possible.
Enamel Erosion and Sensitivity
One of the most common reasons why you may feel a sudden, sharp pain is tooth sensitivity. It is due to the enamel wearing off and the tooth being exposed to hot and cold temperatures that contributes to toothache.
Enamel is a protective layer on the tooth which wears off with excessive intake of acidic and sugary foods, harsh brushing or mouthwash overuse.
Grinding or clenching teeth can lead to chronic tooth sensitivity. People are likely to grind teeth when stressed or are diagnosed with bruxism.
Teeth sensitivity caused due to this reason is manageable and easily treatable.
Tooth decay can cause cavities to grow within the enamel and increase vulnerability of the tooth structure. In the beginning stages, it is hard to detect a cavity without appropriate dental tools. However, once the cavity starts to get bigger, it can cause tooth pain. Noticing discoloration once the cavity develops is also a visible symptom of decay and needs immediate medical intervention.
Sinus cavities are in close proximity with the teeth roots. If your sinus infection has triggered or you are experiencing congestion, it is more likely to experience pain and pressure in your front teeth. Sinus infections cause localized pain that affects the front teeth
Cracked or Chipped Tooth
Our tooth is connected by a complex interconnectedness of nerve endings which causes us to feel pain and sensitivity. If the reason behind ache is a cracked or chipped tooth, you should immediately consult your doctor for thorough evaluation and treatment to prevent further damage to the tooth.
Our teeth structure is attached through a thin layer of tissue called gums. It does not only support tooth structure but provides a protective layer for nerve endings that attach the tooth. Gum tissues which push back exposing more of the tooth is called gum recession.
Gum recession can also be a root cause for tooth sensitivity.
Front teeth can be subjected to pain due to various reasons such as enamel erosion, tooth decay, gum recession, sinus or mouth injury.
Any sort of pain signifies the need to get it medically checked. If you are also experiencing toothache in your frontal array and suspect one of these to be an underlying reason, reach out to Royalty Dental Associates for an immediate medical consultation. Call us at (281) 655-0500 and avail the best, tooth restoring opportunity around Texas!