What is Causing My Tooth Pain?

By City Dental DC
September 22, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: tooth pain  

What is Causing My Tooth Pain?

When it’s persistent it’s not always easy to tell what’s causing it or how you can make it stop. This is because it’s usually a sign of an underlying dental issue and you need to seek emergency dentistry to put an end to your agony. City Dental DC in Washington, D.C. provides emergency dentistry to help you overcome your tooth pain.

Possible Causes of Tooth Pain

Dental patients who are experiencing toothache may have one of the following dental problems:

  • Tooth decay: If you have deep decay in a tooth, this can lead to an infection in the pulp and nerve of the tooth. This is a very painful situation that will require your dentist to perform a root canal.
  • Gum disease: Periodontal disease is caused by a build-up of plaque and tartar around the gum line. This can cause inflammation, bleeding, and sensitivity in the gums. If not treated early in, gum disease can cause lost teeth.
  • Bruxism: Bruxism or teeth grinding can cause toothache and can wear down teeth exposing nerves.
  • Tooth eruption: Eruption of primary teeth in babies and secondary teeth and wisdom teeth in older children can also cause toothache, particularly if the tooth does not erupt fully.
  • An abnormal bite: Tooth pain can arise if your upper and lower teeth do not meet as they should when you close your mouth.
  • Tooth injury: Trauma to a tooth from an accident can cause pain especially if the tooth is broken or knocked out.

Other Symptoms That May Accompany Tooth Pain

  • Pain when you bite
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Discharge from your teeth or gums
  • Swollen gums

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should talk to a dentist as soon as possible.

If you would like to contact a dentist about your tooth pain or find out more about emergency dentistry, call City Dental DC in Washington, D.C. today at (202) 628-7979.