Your teeth should not hurt under any circumstance. Too often patients write off dental pain or try to bear it. Unfortunately, almost no dental pain will go away on its own. You’ll need a dentist to help you get rid of your dental pain and to keep your mouth functional for years to come. Our Nashua NH dental office can pinpoint why your mouth hurts and provide comfortable solutions.
Nashua Family Dentistry is a full-service dental office that helps patients of all dental complications. We have developed a dental office with the latest tools and technology. We have an elite dental hygiene department and can easily diagnose and treat almost any dental problem you might experience.
Give Nashua Family Dentistry a call today at 603-546-746 to book a visit today. Right now we want to examine why your mouth hurts and how we can make a difference in your smile. It’s important not to ignore pain or sensitivity in the mouth.
You have dental cavities
No one set of teeth are the same, and no one dental problem is the same as the next. More than 90 percent of the population will struggle with tooth decay. In some cases, patients experience sensitivity from cavities. But in other cases, they may feel nothing at all. It’s all about the severity of the cavity and the person’s biological makeup. Tooth decay is a dental disease that will not go away on its on. Without intervention from a dentist, the tooth decay will only get worse!
You have an abscess or root infection
Often tooth pain is related to a root problem. These issues are unfortunately usually painful. They occur whenever an infection reaches the root of the tooth and agitates the nerves. The infection weaken weakens the tooth, so it’s important to correct the problem. Additionally, infections may spread to other areas of the mouth. Root canal therapy will clean out the root and then fill that tooth to make it functional for years.
You have bleeding or swollen gums
Many people experience bleeding or inflammation of the gums, usually whenever they are brushing or flossing. This is not normal. Your gums shouldn’t bleed for any reason. It’s the first sign of gum disease, and it’s extremely common. About 50 percent of adults 30 and older have gum disease, and that rate increases to about 70 percent for people 65 and older. Unfortunately, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease will spread quickly around the mouth as well if it’s left untreated.
To treat gum disease, we’re using a soft-tissue laser. This laser will remove the infection from the gums, and is a new alternative to traditional gum surgery. The laser means we don’t have to use scalpels or stitches. We’ve found that the laser leads to precise results, faster recovery, and few postoperative complications.
You have jaw pains or headaches.
Clenching or grinding is an involuntary problem that affects millions of people across the country. This habit often occurs because of dysfunction in the TMJ (temporomandibular joint). The joint is at work every time you open and close your mouth to eat, speak, or laugh.TMJ dysfunction can be extremely painful, causing issues like tooth sensitivity, gum recession, gum sensitivity, jaw muscle tension, and persistent headaches. Of course, constantly grinding or clenching your teeth can increase the risk of chipping or fracturing teeth.
People with TMJ often use medication to cover up the pain, but it doesn’t resolve the problem. To help our patients with TMJ issues, we can design a custom oral appliance for you to wear at night. This appliance, also known as a splint, keeps the teeth from making contact while you sleep and keeps the pressure off the jaw.
Schedule an appointment
If you’re in dental pain, you need to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Our Nashua NH dental office can explain why your mouth hurts and provide state-of-the-art treatments that will last. We hope that this blog taught you a little about your teeth and gums and how we can treat dental complications. Give us a call today at 603-546-7460 or use the online form to book a visit.