There might be a hidden decay on the side surface (i.e. The surface facing your adjacent tooth) or beneath your gum line. Sometimes decays are not easily visible and proper clinic examination and/ or xray (radiographs) might be needed to confirm it. Please see a dentists at the earliest.
First of all please get a bite-wing iopa x-ray for proper diagnosis, if it is not because of decay, then it might be because of periodontal problem(gum problem) or it may be some adjacent tooth that is causing the problem.
First question is which tooth is paining, is it anterior or posterior tooth, in case there is no decay which is seen with normal look in that case it can be a cavity between two teeth or it can be problem in gums or an infection in tooth than it can be periodontal problem, first get an xray done and than consult the dental surgeon who will do the required treatment.
Toothache is not always because of decay only. It can be due to mild mobility or do you have sensitivity which gives you a feeling of pain. It hurts you on having cold water or tea? kindly get an x-ray done and then can the needful treatment may be decided because at times there is no visible decay but it may be there between 2 teeth.
Go to a dentist. He will evaluate the situation & if required can do an x-ray to assess the exact problem & guide you accordingly.
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