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If you have a toothache, you’re likely trying to eliminate it. Toothaches come with extreme pain and inconvenience, and in order to treat it, you need to know what is causing it. So, our dentist, Dr. Sonney L Chong, will be happy to help you by listing some of the common causes of toothaches in Sacramento, California. Those causes are:

-Something stuck between your teeth: This cause is something you can treat right away. You can brush and rinse if you would like, but flossing will most likely do the trick. Just grab waxed floss and clean the sides of the aching tooth. This should remove the substance that is causing the discomfort.

-A damaged tooth or dental restoration: A damaged tooth (like a cracked or chipped tooth) can cause a toothache because it is the tooth’s natural response to the injury. A damaged dental restoration can also cause a toothache because it is likely applying unnatural pressure to the tooth. In both of these cases, it’s best to see your dentist.

-Tooth decay: A cavity is a major cause of a toothache. This is because the decay has damaged your tooth enamel and maybe even your tooth nerve. It’s best to treat the decay immediately before it exacerbates.

Would you like to know more about toothaches? If so, please contact our office today at 916-421-3057. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you in any way we can, so please don’t be afraid to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!