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Tooth pain is quite inconvenient, especially because it makes everyday tasks quite difficult. If you are experiencing a toothache, you’re probably wondering why. There are many things that could be causing your pain, and our dentist, Dr. Hoang Truong, is happy to help you identify the culprit so you can better understand what is going on in your mouth.

The first cause of tooth pain can be damage. The damage could be a tooth chip or fracture or it can be a broken dental crown, dental filling, or other dental restoration. It could also involve something as simple as having a piece of food lodged between the teeth and in the gums.

The second cause can be decay. Tooth decay, more commonly known as a cavity, causes tooth pain because it attacks and harms the enamel and creates a hole in the surface. Then, it can spread and infect the inner layers of the tooth, which can make the tooth extremely sensitive.

The third cause can be disease. Gum disease is a common cause of tooth pain. This is because it irritates the gums and makes them shrivel away from the teeth. When this happens, the tooth roots are exposed and vulnerable, which boosts tooth sensitivity. Gum disease can also cause pain by making the surrounding gums red, swollen, and infected.

For more information on the causes behind tooth pain in Roseville, California, please contact Rock Rose Dental at 916-784-3337 when you have the chance. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if your tooth pain lasts longer than 2 days. Our dental team is happy to hear from and help you!