Many patients do not know what is a normal response for a tooth to feel
I often get patients who come in and tell me I came in because my tooth hurts. Many patients do not know what is a normal response for a tooth to feel when introduced to stimulus. If your tooth has quick and sharp pain to temperature it would be considered a normal. (lasting no more than 5 seconds) Often this maybe caused by gingivitis brought on by stress, poor oral hygiene, and/or fatigue. If a tooth has lingering pain, throbbing pain, or spontaneous pain (nothing was done to the tooth) this would be considered major issue that needs to be looked at. This post is to help you understand the difference in various pain you feel but coming in for a evaluation will give you best diagnosis on what is causing discomfort in your mouth.
SIDE NOTE “coming in with a log that documents what triggers tooth ache, when and how often can really help in diagnosis.”