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Dental Pains Not Be Ignored

Tooth Pain Primer: What to Do

There are many things a person can do prevent issues with their gums and teeth, including routine cleanings, check ups, and x-rays. However, when a problem arises in your mouth it should not be ignored. If you find yourself suffering from sore and/or bleeding gums, a cracked filling, decay, nerve pain, dry mouth, or any oral pain you should contact your dentist immediately.

● A low dull ache or throbbing pain can be caused by damage to a tooth’s nerve. If a person experiencing such pain seeks treatment immediately it could result in a simple cavity filling. If throbbing pain is left untreated, a root canal may be necessary. Throbbing pain indicates infection that requires prompt medical attention.

● Wisdom tooth pain should not be ignored. If a wisdom tooth becomes impacted it causes serious pain. Extraction is the typical method of treatment but first a dentist will take an x-ray to discover the cause of the pain.

Dental Pains That Should Not Be Ignored

● Does it hurt when you are eating? There are a number of possible causes: cavities, cracked fillings, cracked teeth, TMD, or damaged teeth that are sensitive. A dentist will perform an examination and determine the course of treatment. TMD is caused by grinding teeth and can cause pain throughout the jaw.

● Oral inflammation can be indicative of gum disease such as periodontitis or gingivitis, or a cracked tooth. Ignoring the problem could result in these problems worsening. While rare, inflammation can also be a sign of oral cancer. Seek help if you experience dry mouth as well. It can be a sign of diabetes or autoimmune disease. Persistent dry mouth can also weaken teeth.

What to Know about Root Canals

If you are experiencing any dental pain or discomfort consider contacting Simcoe Smile Dental for a check up. We are located at 936 Simcoe Street North Oshawa, ON L1G 4W2. Call us at (289) 312-1482.

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