Is a Tooth Nerve Making You Hurt?

Is a Tooth Nerve Making You Hurt?

If you feel a severe toothache when eating, drinking, or even sucking in air through your mouth,  you’re likely experiencing tooth nerve pain. This extreme pain occurs when at least one tooth nerve is exposed, or the tooth nerve is inflamed. Typically, an enamel layer...
This is How Sinuses Cause Tooth Pain

This is How Sinuses Cause Tooth Pain

Sinuses are like hollow caves in your skull, empty except for a thin layer of protective mucus. Some sinus passages are large, and some are much smaller. They’re lined with tender pink tissue called the mucosa. You have maxillary sinuses, frontal sinuses, and ethmoid...
What Causes Cavities (and How to Avoid Getting Them)?

What Causes Cavities (and How to Avoid Getting Them)?

You probably first heard the word cavities before you even lost your baby teeth. Dental cavities affect everyone from children to mature adults. Of course, by regularly brushing and flossing your teeth, you have a good chance of preventing the development of cavities....
Getting to the Source of Your Tooth Pain

Getting to the Source of Your Tooth Pain

If you’ve ever had a toothache, you’ve probably thought, “Why is my tooth hurting? What’s causing it?” Toothaches are common, but your tooth pain may not originate from the same source each time. When you experience a toothache, you need to determine its cause and...
3 Ways Seasonal Allergies Can Affect Your Oral Health

3 Ways Seasonal Allergies Can Affect Your Oral Health

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? According to a report from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the Midwest (which includes Hendricks County) is one of the highest allergy producing regions in the country. In many Indiana cities and towns, pollen...