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When You Are In Pain: Dental Problems That Cause Mouth Or Tooth Pain

There are plenty of reasons that your mouth might be sore, or your tooth is in pain. Whether you have had a recent injury to your mouth or you have cracked a tooth that needs to be repaired, dental pain should never be ignored. Sometimes the pain can be caused by a sinus infection and not be a problem with your teeth, but at other times you could be having an issue that can be solved quickly. If you have pain, bleeding gums, or excessive pain with hot or cold liquids, it's time to you get your mouth checked out by a dentist to see what is going on. 

Sensitivity to Hot or Cold Temperatures

Sometimes you can get a cavity filled and have a sensitive tooth for a few months afterwards. If you haven't had recent dental work and you have a sensitivity to hold or cold liquids, your tooth could have a slight crack in the enamel causing the sensitivity. Eating sweets may cause a similar pain, while acidic foods can also be a problem. If the pain is sharp and constant, head to your dentist so that the problem can be identified.

Gums That Are Bleeding

If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, this can indicate early gum disease. Your gums are sensitive tissue and will bleed when they are inflamed or irritated. They become this way when you aren't able to remove the plaque from your teeth adequately. If you floss your teeth and your gums bleed, it may be time for a dental cleaning. Gingivitis means that your gums are swollen and irritated. Good oral hygiene can generally reduce or improve gingivitis symptoms.

Intense Dental Pain You Can't Control

When you have intense pain in your mouth, you need to seek emergency dental treatment. If the pain is severe, you could be suffering from pulpitis or inflammation of the interior pulp of your teeth. If caught early enough, this may be able to be reversed. If the inflammation is not managed in time, you may need to have a root canal to get rid of the pain you are in.

From routine cleanings to emergency services for out of control pain, a dentist performs a wide range of services for patients. Good oral hygiene can help improve bleeding gums and keep your teeth in good shape in between professional cleanings. If you are in pain, contact your dentist right away.

About Me

Every Dentist Needs Your Help Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

When I was a child and teenager, I always left the dentist's office with the great feeling of having no cavities. When I went away to college out-of-state, I had to switch to a new dentist in my area. It seemed like I was suddenly getting cavities and started wonder what my new dentist "was doing wrong". When I spoke to my mother about it, she reminded me that the reason I never had cavities when I was living it home was because she always made sure my siblings and I brushed and flossed daily and didn't eat too much sugar. I then realized that my late-night study sessions drinking sugary soda and my suddenly bad brushing habits were the true causes of my cavities. I have since learned a lot more about dental health I am eager to share with anyone who needs the advice!


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