Pain is a natural response from your body in reaction to a trigger. It’s the way you know that something is wrong. Dental pain can be annoying, but there is usually a reason it is happening. Here are the most common reasons you experience dental pain.
The pain of sensitivity normally only occurs for a moment and can tell you there is an issue with your teeth. Some causes could be:
• Small area of decay
• Exposed root due to gum recession or abrasion
• Loose filling
Keep your mouth clear of any plaque by brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush twice a day. If you’ve just had a dental treatment, the sensitivity could be caused by that procedure. The sensitivity should only last a few days or weeks at the most. If you experience it for longer, it is time to see the dentist.
Most commonly, sharp pains will be felt while chewing and are normally caused by:
• Loose filling
• Cracked tooth
A loose filling can be replaced, decay can be removed and cracked teeth can be repaired. Contact the dentist to rid yourself of pain quickly.
Pain after Eating
If you are experiencing a consistent pain after eating, you might have an infected tooth. This is serious and needs to be treated immediately so your tooth doesn’t die. A dentist can remove any dead or dying pulp and hopefully save the tooth if you make an appointment sooner than later.
Pressure on Upper Teeth
This is generally sinus related or it could be the result of grinding your teeth. Sometimes, people who clench their jaw also experience this pain. It is important that you allow the dentist to decide what is causing this pain before your symptoms become severe.
Consistent, Constant Pain
This is a tell-tale sign that you have an infection. You must seek treatment as soon as possible or your tooth will die. If that infection enters into your bloodstream, it is possible you could die. Root canals, painkillers and antibiotics will help you get better and feel better quickly.
Whenever you are experiencing dental pain, it is a sign that something is wrong. Seek treatment from your 07024 dentist and go back to living an enjoyable, pain-free life again. Please call Anderson Dental today at (201) 461-5400 to schedule your next appointment.