Dentist Questions Toothaches

Why is my toothache worse at night?

I'm a 34-year-old woman and I have a toothache that just worsens at night. Why is this happening? What can I do?

7 Answers

Hello, please go to a dental professional to determine why you are experiencing pain. Thank you for you question.
You may have an infection that needs treatment. Seek out your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment.
At night because you are in a horizontal position, it is building up more pressure in your tooth.
The immune system and healing phase is elevated at night therefore all ailments are perceived more acutely nights.
It has to do with a change in biorhythms. You are lying down at night and how your body functions changes bringing more attention to your tooth.
It can be infection by deep caries. You should visit a dental office for the detail diagnosis and treatment with an X-ray.
A toothache that worsens at night when you lay down is usually indicative of a nerve infection. You can take some ibuprofen to help alleviate the pain and see your dentist as soon as possible.