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Toothaches are some of the most common dental problems we see. But where your toothache is located matters. Natural tooth pain and tooth crown pain often have different causes. Understanding the difference will help you seek the right kind of care. In this article, we’ll go over the main causes of tooth crown pain.

Tooth Decay/Cavities

If you have a live tooth underneath your crown, then you can still get tooth decay. Toothaches are often the most noticeable sign of a cavity. If you have tooth decay, then you might need a filling or root canal to clear away the bacteria.

Gingivitis

While gingivitis affects the gum, lots of patients have pain that radiates to other parts of the mouth. This can be confused with a crown issue. Check your gum line for signs of gingivitis, including redness, swelling, and bleeding. Gingivitis can also cause receding gum lines.

Cracked or Broken Dental Crown

The crown itself might be the source of your pain. If your crown is cracked or broken, then you might be able to feel it. Broken crowns can also lead to sensitivity when eating, drinking, or brushing teeth.

Teeth Grinding

Whether you have crowns or not, teeth grinding is a frequent cause of mouth discomfort. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, usually happens while a person is asleep. This can lead to insomnia, headaches, and can also cause the teeth to have a flatter look. If you grind your teeth, then your dentist can create a mouth guard to help.

Get Relief From Toothaches

If you have frequent toothaches, then it’s time to take action. Royalty Dental Associates will examine your crown, as well as the tooth underneath, to discover the cause of your discomfort. We will then create a custom plan to heal your mouth and restore your crown. Call us today to learn more.

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