When you have a toothache, or even soreness in your gums or a persistent headache or jaw/ear ache, then you need to see the dentist. The presence of these aches and pains could point to tooth decay, TMJ disorder, and even gum disease! In today’s blog, your Irving, TX, dentist talks about addressing your toothaches.
The Causes of Your Aching Teeth
Do you have a persistent ache in your tooth, or a sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks that doesn’t pass after a day or two? If so, this ache could be linked to tooth decay or the early stages of a dental infection. Which means ignoring the pain could lead to worsening discomfort and even tooth loss! When your tooth hurts, schedule an appointment so we can offer examination with digital x-rays, assessing the cause and extent of your discomfort. We then provide treatment, such as a dental filling, to stop the pain and preserve the tooth. Our team could also place a custom-made dental crown.
Sore, Bleeding Gums Mean Trouble
Any changes to your gum should be looked at, as issues like swelling, recession, bleeding, and even soreness or redness could mean the presence of gingivitis or gum disease. Lack of treatment could allow the disease to grow in severity until the very stability of the teeth are threatened. Our team can offer a deep cleaning to help bring the disease into a manageable state, so we can offer cleaning every three to four months to monitor the disease and prevent symptoms.
Addressing Aches in the Face, Jaw, and Head
When you have painful symptoms like headaches, migraines, jaw pain, and facial aches, then you need to see us right away. These symptoms could be related to jaw joint strain, which could cause complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). These disorders could lead to issues opening and closing your mouth, and could even damage the teeth to alter your smile’s appearance and cause tooth decay. But we have a comfortable and noninvasive solution with oral appliance therapy. The device can be used to reposition the jaw and provide a barrier between teeth if you have bruxism. Worn at night, this is a comfortable way of addressing TMD and other jaw joint concerns.
If you have any questions about the causes of your discomfort, or if you want to enjoy relief from your painful symptoms, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Irving, TX Dentist About Stopping Your Discomfort
Our team can not only bring relief, but offer attractive results too. To find out more about easing the pain in your smile, then please reach out to Defining Smiles in Irving, TX today at 972-717-0860.