"If your teeth suddenly feel sensitive and you’re experiencing pain or discomfort while eating something hot or cold, you might not associate that with exposed tooth roots. But tooth sensitivity can be an early sign of a tooth root being exposed."
Exposed Tooth Root: Causes And Symptoms | Colgate®
An exposed tooth root may be the cause of your tooth pain. Learn more about these causes, symptoms and treatment of an exposed tooth root here.

"Aggravated tooth pain can come in many different shapes and sizes – a dull ache, prolonged throbbing sensation, and even a sharp pain that overwhelms you in an instant. But for those familiar with tooth nerve pain, you know the sensation all too well."
How Tooth Nerve Pain Occurs | Colgate®
Here are some foods and drinks to avoid when suffering from tooth pain, and some insight into how the nerve becomes exposed in the first place.

"A dental abscess, or tooth abscess, is a buildup of pus that forms inside the teeth or gums. The abscess typically comes from a bacterial infection, often one that has accumulated in the soft pulp of the tooth. Bacteria exist in plaque, a by-product of food, saliva, and bacteria in the mouth, which sticks to the teeth and damages them and the gums. If the plaque is not removed by regular and proper brushing and flossing, the bacteria may spread inside the soft tissue of the tooth or gums. This can eventually result in an abscess."
Dental abscess: Symptoms, treatment, and causes
A dental or tooth abscess is a buildup of pus that forms inside the teeth or gums. An abscess is usually caused by a bacterial infection that is often due to poor dental hygiene. An abscess can be very painful. Other symptoms include a foul taste in the mouth and insomnia. Treatments include medicat...
"If you have missing teeth, your dentist can close — or bridge — the gaps in your smile with dental bridges. A dental bridge is a false tooth (called a pontic) that is held in place by the abutment teeth on either side of the gap. Although pontics can be made from a variety of materials such as gold, typically they’re made from porcelain to aesthetically blend in with your natural teeth."
Dental Bridge: 4 Types, Benefits, Use Case and Costs
Dental bridges are used to hide the gap a missing tooth leaves behind. Learn about the types of dental bridges, including traditional, cantilever, Maryland, and implant-supported. We’ll also cover who are good candidates for dental bridges, the difference between a bridge and an implant, and the cos...
"One of the chief signs of gum disease is the presence of periodontal ("peri" – around; "odont" – tooth) pockets — that is, spaces around the teeth, below the gum line, that have become infected. Pockets provide an ideal environment for bacteria to grow, and may spread infection to the structures that keep teeth anchored in the mouth."

Understanding Periodontal Pockets
Periodontal pockets are a telltale sign of gum disease, the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. Find out how a dentist determines if you have periodontal pockets, how pockets progress, and what you can do to help keep them from forming in the first place.