Reasons You May Be Feeling A Pain In Your Tooth

Keep in mind that you do not necessarily have to feel or see a loose filling. The movement of the restoration could be small. You may not even know you have a problem until your dentist finds it using an x-ray. If you still have amalgam fillings, talk to your dentist and have them replaced with tooth-colored fillings before you have tooth pain.

Whether you’re straightening your smile with metal braces or clear aligners, you will most likely feel at least a little tooth pain. After braces are tightened, there’s typically a period when your teeth and gums are very likely to be a little raw. Changing to your next set of aligners also tends to make your mouth feel tight for a few days as your teeth get used to the new trays. We suggest that you talk to your dentist or orthodontist about suggestions to reduce discomfort with over-the-counter pain relievers and other home treatments. Extreme pain or concerns that last longer than a few days should be reported immediately since it may be an indication of a significant problem.

Once you’ve had a sinus infection or severe seasonal allergies, you know the discomfort of throbbing sinus pressure and headaches. Your teeth (particularly you upper molars) are very close to your sinuses so you may feel tooth pain if you have an infection in your sinuses (sinusitis). You will need to see your physician to treat the infection. As soon as you have your sinus infection under control, your facial and dental pain should let up for some well-deserved relief.

Store-bought teeth whitening products, like whitening strips, can make your teeth feel sensitive after application. Using too much whitening solution and whitening solution getting into a damaged tooth can be reasons why your teeth hurt. Instead of risking tooth pain, sensitivity, and uneven results, schedule a consultation to get more information on professional teeth whitening. DentalWorks in Columbus, OH offers both home and in-office professional whitening options customized to suit your goals and special needs.

Occasionally, you may feel a spot in your smile that delivers a jolt of pain when you drink hot coffee or enjoy a bowl of ice cream. Sensitivity to hot, cold, and sweet can be a sign of a larger dental problem, for example a cavity or exposed nerve. You should schedule an appointment with your dentist if you have chronic tooth sensitivity so the underlying issue can be identified and repaired.

If you are in a car accident or endure a sports-related injury, the impact to your teeth can lead to a crack, fracture, chip, or even the loss of a tooth. It is best to have your teeth checked during your next dental appointment if you suffer an injury to your mouth and lower face. To protect yourself from sports-related dental injuries, Dental Works in Columbus, OH offers custom athletic mouth guards.

Your wisdom teeth, or third set of molars, typically develop after all of your other teeth are in place. When they start to erupt (around the age of 17 – 21 years old), you likely don’t have enough room in your mouth for them. This is why the wisdom teeth are usually removed. Though when they first appear, wisdom teeth can give you trouble. You may feel anything from a general soreness to an overbearing pain that will not resolve itself without treatment. Your jaw may appear swollen and feel sore throughout the eruption progression. With modern extraction techniques along with sedation, removing wisdom teeth can be an easy process that saves you from far more pain in the long run. Keeping your wisdom teeth increases the chance of developing cysts, nerve damage in your jaw, and a more invasive removal technique.

When you feel any discomfort, you should schedule an exam with your dentist to have the problem diagnosed and repaired. If you’re fighting through the pain because of dental fears or anxiety about the prospect of an invasive procedure, ask about your sedation options. DentalWorks in Columbus, OH uses the most advanced technology and techniques to minimize your discomfort during your appointment, but we also provide many different levels of sedation. And bear in mind that most dental problems will not heal on their own, so the longer you wait, the bigger the problem becomes, which may lead to a more invasive treatment. If you really want to avoid wasting time and money in the dentist’s office, schedule twice yearly appointments at DentalWorks in Columbus, OH for cleanings and an oral health exam. This allows your dentist the opportunity to recommend proactive solutions like dental sealants, professional fluoride treatments, and more that will decrease your risk of developing oral health conditions in the first place. Remember that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” according to Benjamin Franklin, especially when it comes to dental care.