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What’s Causing Your Toothache?

Toothache can be an uncomfortable, often painful feeling. Difficulty eating, throbbing jaw pain, and temperature sensitivity are some of the symptoms of tooth pain.

Causes of Toothaches

Major Causes of Toothache

If you are dealing with sudden sharp pains or consistent dull pains that’s been persisting for more than 24 hours, we recommend you schedule your visit to us.

Our experienced Noosa Dentist will examine what’s causing you pain. Oftentimes, it’s one of the following:

Tooth decay

A leading cause of tooth pain. Your teeth become more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures as your enamel wears thin. Tooth decay is also responsible for cavities.


Bacteria cause infection on your tooth as it bypasses your barries through cracks, chips, or cavities. Regularly caring for your teeth every day will prevent infection from occurring. 

An abnormal bite

An uneven bite may place strain on your jaw muscles, resulting in tooth and mouth pain. This can even lead to Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ

Teeth Grinding

Waking up with a sore jaw or headache might be due to unconsciously grinding your teeth while you sleep. When you visit us, we’ll be able to tell whether or not there is evidence of teeth grinding by examining your teeth and bite.

Tooth eruption (in children)

Infants and children experience tooth pain either due to the eruption of their primary teeth or the loss of primary teeth as they get older.

Contact Your Trusted Dentist in Noosa Today

If you’re dealing with tooth pain, give Morton Dental a call at (07) 5455 3577 to book an appointment or book online. We’ll do our best to get you feeling better quickly.