Are you suffering from a toothache or tooth pain that doesn’t seem to go away? In many cases, this ache is an indicator of a more serious problem that requires immediate attention. Most often, this condition is due to tooth decay or advanced gum disease. Eating or drinking something sweet, very cold, or hot can irritate the pulp. The pulp is the tissue and nerves located inside of your tooth. When something irritates the pulp, you’ll feel it in your entire tooth.

Common Toothache Causes

  • Cavity
  • Gum disease
  • Infection
  • Grinding teeth
  • Abnormal bite
  • Tooth trauma or fracture

This ache or pain happens when the nerve in the tooth’s root is irritated. The most common causes for this are dental decay, infection, injury, or loss. Additionally, the pain can originate from other areas and radiate to the jaw, making it appear to be tooth pain. These nearby areas can include sinuses, ears, and jaw joints.

Visit Dental Arts San Diego

If you have a lingering pain or ache in your tooth, we highly recommend scheduling a visit with our dental staff. It’s best to identify and treat the potential problem as quickly as possible. To avoid dental problems, we advise our patients to regularly floss, brush, and have a professional cleaning at least twice a year. You can schedule an appointment over the phone at (619) 444-1001 or get in touch through our website contact form.