My tooth aches but I have no rotting or cavities, what could it be?

How do you know ? How do you know you don't have any carious lesions? Did your dentist tell you, or is it because you can't see any? If you don't have any cavities, you may have traumatized the tooth, or you may be grinding. Consult with your dentist to be sure.
Tension? Often it is hard to tell if a tooth has a cavity. The cavity could be a small hole near the gum line or between the adjacent teeth and thus hard to see. If you have been told by a dentist that there is not tooth decay present in your aching tooth, it could be clench or grinding of your teeth due to tension. Are you under any additional stress lately? Do you catch yourself clenching your teeth?

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I'm 19 I get really bad tooth aches. I really don't think I could have that many cavities, so is it something else?

See your dentist. How often do you go to the dentist? I have had to take out many teeth in teenagers because they didn't take really good care of them. Made dentures for a 22 yr old before. Also look into your wisdom teeth if they haven't been removed. Read more...
Possibly. It can easily be cavities, your age has nothing to do with it, we have seen even 3 year olds with multiple cavities. It can also be due to trauma such as tooth grinding or clenching, or some type of other factor such as compression on the nerves that run to your teeth such as a sinus infection. Read more...
Could be. It mightvbe something else, but see your dentist to rule out cavities first. Read more...
Yes. Anything from trauma to gum disease to wisdom teeth to neoplasms and so may more reasons. Don't try to diagnose yourself. You don't have the training or the experience. There's good and just reasons for regular Dental care. Call your Dentist before you're dealing with a painful emergency. Read more...

What can cause bad tooth aches besides cavities?

Tooth Aches. Sinus infections, a dying nerve, trauma, severe grinding or clenching. Read more...
Many things. A fractured tooth, a defective filling, gum disease, constant clenching/grinding and tooth infections. See your dentist for an evaluation. Read more...

Just started having severe tooth aches due to a cavity and only when food touches it or cold air and now. Why?

Tooth ache. Cavity prob due to what u eat and how you clean your teeth. Prob big. Pain comes from a nerve that only knows 1 word, pain. Bacteria aggravate and eventually infect and kill nerve. An aggravated nerve is more sensitive to stimulus. Hopefully you can catch it before the nerve dies. There are alternative tx you can try such as ozone use on tooth to try to help it heal. Opinions vary on 03. Read more...
Irritation. The food that you eat also feeds the bacteria in the cavity. The bacteria produce acid as a byproduct, and that irritates the nerve of the tooth. You should see a local dentist asap to treat your dental problems... This will avoid unbearable pain. You are already at "severe" cold air inflames the nerve in the tooth. Read more...

How can I tell the difference between cavities tooth ache or wisdom tooth pain.?? it pain esp when I eat or talk. Fr 3 dys. It was on d othr side bfre

Sometimes. Sometimes it's hard to tell. If it's in the back, lower jaw, and alternates between sides, more likely wisdom teeth. Try OTC pain meds until you can see your dentist. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. Read more...
What difference. You are in pain. Pain from infected tooth or from problematic wisdom tooth is still pain, and may feel the same. You must see a qualified professional to diagnose and treat your problem. This isn't a DIY project. Call a Dentist now, before the problem worsens. Read more...

I have a sore tooth. My dentist told me a year ago that I had no cavities and that my tooth pain is from jaw clenching at night. Should I be worried?

No Need. to worry, but go see your dentist again. Cavities can develop over time, and you could have gotten one in the last year. Pain from grinding is still also a possibility. Hope this helps! Read more...
Yes. Soreness may be from clenching/grinding or from infection. Pain is your body's way of saying there's something wrong. You're 6 months overdue for a Dental check-up. Make an appointment with your Dentist who can determined the cause of the pain and the best resolution. Read more...
Sore tooth. Its a year later and you have a sore tooth so check it out with your dentist. Read more...
Re-evaluation. See dentist again. If same diagnosis, get a second opinion. If indeed, your problem is due to clenching, see a TMJ-orofacial pain expert for treatment. Read more...
You should. Left untreated, bruxism (might teeth clenching) may lead to tooth loss and jaw dysfunction. Read more...

Hi I have braces I went to the dentist with tooth pain he said I have no cavities my tooth is still sore when biting anything and I have earache now.?

Referred pain. With the braces, your teeth are moving all the time, especially closer to your orthodontic visits/adjustments. Unfortunately, the nerves that innervate especially the upper teeth also travel toward and help innervate your inner ears. So if your teeth are moving and irritating those nerves, it doesn't surprise me that are now also feeling pain in your ear(s). Keep up with ibuprofen or naproxen!! . Read more...
Orthodontics. As your teeth move, they may no be aligning correctly as they hit one another. This is temporary, but hitting prematurely on one tooth can cause pain, and that pain can be referred to your ear. Speak to your orthodontist and have him/her check your bite. It can also be that your teeth are just generally sore from being moved though the bone. Read more...
See your dentist. Maybe the braces have positioned your sore tooth in your "path of closure" and is driving your jaw backwards into your ear canal. Sometimes an anterior bite plate or "Bite turbos" can help separate your teeth and allow a more physiological jaw position during treatment. Tell your orthodontist about your symptoms, I am sure he/she can help. . Read more...
Trust. I trust that you're seeing an Orthodontic Specialist for your Orthodontic treatment. Have Orthodontist evaluate. May be transient traumatic response brought on by the exigencies of tooth movement. May also be fracture or root canal issue, especially if tooth has been restored. Ask your Orthodontist and your General Dentist to confer. Evaluation by Endodontist may be advisable. Read more...
Sinuses? This pain might arise from sinus inflammation. You should probably go back to your doctor or possibly an ENT. Read more...
Sinus pain. Teeth pain , ear pain can be a sinus infection . Please see a physician as soon as possible for assessment and possible antibiotics. Read more...
See your Orthodontis. Orthodontics involve moving teeth through bone. Also the bite changes daily. These can cause the pain you are describing . Read more...
Need more info. Sometimes you can have this type of pain after having your braces adjusted. It could possibly be an infection within a tooth. You really should have a second opinion with X rays if the pain continues. Read more...

Burning pain behind upper wisdom tooth. Sore when touching mucosa. Feels a little swollen. NO TOOTH PAIN but do have cavity in tooth. Why the burning?

See your dentist. When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. Read more...
Oral surgeon. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. Read more...