Pain in the Tooth, You Bet
Pain can be in the tooth itself, the gums, the surrounding soft tissue of the face, the Eyes, and even local lymph nodes.
Pain has been described as constant, sharp, pulsating, deep, or intermittent.
- Dental Cavity is the number one reason for dental pain.
- The second most common cause of pain is Gum Disease.
- Dental Abscess
- Dental Decay
- Sinus infection
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
- Muscle spasms
- Exposed roots
Pain can be encountered when chewing, or sleeping, with hot and/or cold contact.
Pain can begin suddenly or worsen over time.
Other symptoms include: swelling, bleeding, ear pain, neck pain, facial pain, redness of gums, discharge.
Often an appointment with a Dentist is essential to determine cause of pain.
X-ray is often essential.
- Topical ointment placed on tooth
- Daily brushing of teeth
- Flossing of teeth
- Limit smoking
- Teeth cleaning [every six months]