3. Damaged Teeth and Root Canals

General wear-and-tear or a crack leads to tooth pain. Unlike the constant, throbbing pain that occurs because of an infected tooth, damaged tooth pain is more erratic. Individuals might notice it while chewing food or if they drink a hot or cold liquid. Or, they may feel pain when breathing through their mouth. It is difficult for a person to narrow down which tooth is causing the pain. A dentist can often treat a cracked, fractured, or split tooth and perform a root canal to restore it. However, treatment depends on the severity and type of damage.

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