Why Do My Teeth Hurt?

Tooth pain is often a warning that there is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. If your teeth are causing you pain, please call Baltimore, Maryland dentist Dr. Byron Desbordes as soon as possible. Dr. Desbordes can conduct a thorough examination to determine the cause. Tooth pain can be caused by a number of reasons, but below are the most common:

Tooth pain Baltimore, Maryland dentist

Cavity Causing Tooth Pain

A cavity is a hole in the tooth enamel caused by bacteria. Cavities expose the nerve in your tooth which creates sensitivity and tooth pain. Cavities are easiest to repair when they are still small, so call our office as soon as possible so we can save your tooth.

Damaged or Lost Filling

Sometimes a filling can fall out or be damaged, which can lead to pain and an unstable bite. Visit our office so we can provide you with a new filling. Dental fillings also prevent infection and bone deterioration.


If you wake up with a sore jaw or suffer from chronic headaches, you may be clenching and grinding your teeth at night. We can provide you with solutions to protect your teeth from excessive wear, as well as painful headaches, toothaches, and jaw pain.

Abscessed Tooth

An abscess is a severe infection at the tooth root. This infection is extremely painful and often requires a combination of antibiotics and dental treatment. It is important to get an abscess treated as soon as possible because the infection can spread to other parts of the body.

Wisdom Teeth Coming In

When the wisdom teeth emerge as “third molars”, some patients may feel pain, swelling, and stiffness in their jaw. We can determine if your wisdom teeth are coming in properly or if they need to be removed to stop your pain and prevent other dental problems.

Temperature Sensitivity

When the dark underlayer beneath the enamel, called the dentin, is exposed by cracks in the enamel or gum recession your teeth may become extra sensitive to hot or cold temperatures. We can provide cosmetic treatments to restore your enamel and protect your teeth from pain and sensitivity.

Author: Dr. Desbordes