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Toothaches are common symptoms of many different types of problems. Some of those problems can be more serious than others, but no matter the seriousness, you should always treat the ache rather than ignore it. Unfortunately, there are many different causes of toothaches, and our dentist, Dr. Ricky Chung, is happy to tell you all about them. Some toothache causes include:

-Something stuck between your teeth: This is a simple cause that can be treated right away. All you need to do is grab your floss and clean each side of the tooth. The floss should remove the substance that is causing the pain.

-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. It’s best to see your dentist in both of these situations.

-Tooth decay: Cavities often cause toothaches because they wear down the enamel and decay the outer and inner surfaces of the teeth. If you have a cavity, it’s important to get it treated as soon as possible so it doesn’t get worse.

For more information and details about the causes of toothaches in Fontana, California, or to schedule an appointment to see if your toothache is caused by a more serious problem, then contact Palm Court Dental today. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you, so please call 909-829-3994 now!