There are some things you should probably pay attention to if you end up with a toothache. First, recognize that what you think is going on might not be what’s happening at all. Next, do yourself a favor and remember that the cause of your discomfort might not even be something that’s easy for you to conjure up quickly. The bottom line: When pain hits, it’s time to come see us. As for some of those possible causes you’re not aware of, let’s cover a few!

#1: You Have A Chewing Habit

If you have a habit of chewing on things, then you might end up causing yourself some amount of tooth pain. For instance, if you get to work every day and chew on a paperclip, while you prepare for the day (and then you chew on it more later), you may end up damaging or aggravating your tooth. Chewing using the same teeth over and over (when you don’t need to be chewing) can cause a toothache.

#2: Missing Teeth!

It’s hard to imagine that missing teeth can cause a toothache. However, it often happens when two teeth that previously failed to touch make contact due to your tooth loss. Replacing teeth will save the day.

#3: Your Filling Is Gone

Think about the tooth that you think is hurting you (it’s not always easy to pinpoint a toothache). Now ask yourself whether that tooth has a dental filling. If the answer is yes, then you may need to remember that sometimes fillings can become damaged or may fall out. When this occurs, the nerves within your tooth are exposed. You can end up feeling like you have a cavity or severe sensitivity when really, you just need us to replace the lost filling. See us soon!

Protect Uncomfortable Teeth By Seeing Us Soon

See our team as soon as you can if you experience a toothache to ensure you can receive care for the problem to restore your smile. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.