What’s Causing My Toothache?

If you have pain in your tooth, you may be wondering what’s causing this sudden toothache? In today’s blog, we’re talking about the most common causes of tooth pain and when our Tucson, AZ patients should seek treatment. Find out what that dull, aching pain could mean for your oral health!

Sinus Issues and Winter Weather

Some toothaches could be temporary and caused by issues with our allergies, sinus infections, or changes in elevation, such as when riding in an airplane. Exposing your teeth to very cold winter weather could also cause temporary aches as well. However, these aches are all short-lived. If your pain lasts more than 48 hours, then you may need to see your dentist right away.

The Dangers of Persistent Pain

Persistent pain or tooth sensitivity could mean the presence of a cavity or possibly even a dental infection. Cavities form when harmful bacteria is able to move past the outer layers of tooth enamel, often made possible by poor oral hygiene weakening tooth enamel or due to a tooth becoming cracked, chipped, or worn down. If the cavity is allowed to spread and reach the inner pulp, your tooth’s nerve center, then a dental infection forms, one that could threaten your smile’s stability.

Fixing Your Aching Tooth

If you see us about an aching tooth and we find the presence of decay, then we may suggest placing a filling. Our lifelike composite resin fillings contain no metal and blends with the tooth. For serious decay or infection, we may suggest a root canal followed by a crown placement, which ensures a natural appearance while protecting your smile. If you have any questions about the causes of toothaches, or how we treat then, then contact our team today.

Does Your Tooth Ache?

If you have any pain in your teeth, then let us know. With cosmetic and restorative treatments, we can repair your tooth and stop your discomfort. For more information, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Grant Road Professional Plaza, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.