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What would cause the tooth to ache only every once in a while?

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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
3 doctors agree

In brief: A good question...

The cause can be most anything.
It may include an infection, a leaking filling, deeper decay, trauma from clenching or grinding, or something else. I do recommend seeing a dentist who can sift through these possibilities to determine what is happening in your situation.

In brief: A good question...

The cause can be most anything.
It may include an infection, a leaking filling, deeper decay, trauma from clenching or grinding, or something else. I do recommend seeing a dentist who can sift through these possibilities to determine what is happening in your situation.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A few possibilities.

Occasional toothaches can be from various causes.
Cavities that are not deep can cause aches when you eat certain foods or drinks. Clenching or grinding your teeth or misaligned teeth that meet awkwardly or heavy plaque and tartar build-up are a few other ways as well. See your dentist to have your particular cause diagnosed and treated.

In brief: A few possibilities.

Occasional toothaches can be from various causes.
Cavities that are not deep can cause aches when you eat certain foods or drinks. Clenching or grinding your teeth or misaligned teeth that meet awkwardly or heavy plaque and tartar build-up are a few other ways as well. See your dentist to have your particular cause diagnosed and treated.
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cavity

Or a non-vital nerve, or a failing root canal, or a fracture, etc, etc.
Basically any number of things. Have it checked out by your dentist.

In brief: Cavity

Or a non-vital nerve, or a failing root canal, or a fracture, etc, etc.
Basically any number of things. Have it checked out by your dentist.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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