Causes of Tooth Pain & Treatment Options

Your tooth is causing you pain, but the cause of the ache is unknown. What are the common causes of tooth pain, and how can you tell if that ache needs to be seen by the caring and highly trained staff at LoPour & Associates DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry of Albuquerque?

Causes of Tooth Pain

tooth-pain-albuquerqueThere are many reasons you may have tooth pain, but the top ten causes include:

  1. Tooth sensitivity
  2. A loose or damaged filling
  3. A cracked or fractured tooth
  4. Tooth decay
  5. Abscessed tooth
  6. Sinus problems
  7. Infected gums
  8. Repetitive motions such as clenching or grinding of the teeth
  9. Exposed root
  10. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD)

Even gum pain can be caused by a problem in your tooth. Only an experienced dentist like Dr. LoPour can tell you definitively what is causing your toothache and how the pain can be diminished.

When Should You See a Dentist?

You should see your dentist if you have gum or tooth pain of any kind, but you should see a dentist as soon as possible if:


  • Your toothache lasts longer than a day
  • The toothache is severe
  • A headache, fever or earache accompanies the pain
  • You have pain when you open your mouth

LoPour & Associates DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care to patients. We offer same-day emergency dental care so that we can be there for you when you need us the most. Dr. LoPour is also conscious sedation dentistry certified to ease the fear of patients frightened of dental procedures. Contact us today for gentle treatment of your tooth pain!