We aren’t going to beat around the bush: if you are experiencing dental pain, you need to call our Nashua, NH dental office right away at 603-546-7460. That’s because we have a variety of options for diminishing your discomfort and restoring your oral health, ASAP. Today we will explore a few reasons why your teeth may be hurting. The good news is that for the most part these issues can be prevented. And if it is too late for that, we can begin to manage and minimize your pain as soon as you get here for treatment.
Cavities Create Pain
Not all cavities are created equal. Some are painful, others are not, especially when they are caught and treated right away. Most patients who do experience pain from dental decay have sensitivity eating or drinking cold things. This is because the decay has eaten through the enamel of the tooth, exposing the dentin. Unlike the enamel, the dentin is much more sensitive to cold or hot feelings. Cavities can eventually eat through every layer of the tooth and reach the pulp and root of your tooth. If that happens, it won’t be very tolerable, and you’ll want to have a root canal treatment followed by a dental crown to restore your smile. For most cavities, a simple filling will suffice.
Grinding And Clenching Really Hurt
Clenching or grinding is an involuntary action that can cause the tooth’s enamel to erode and the gums to recede. It also puts lots of additional pressure on the jaw muscles and joints. Many times patients who clench or grind their teeth wake up with jaw pain or near-constant headaches. We’re currently offering a comfortable oral appliance to help relieve the stress from the teeth, gums, and jawbone. Other dental solutions for jaw discomfort include orthodontics, dental veneers, dental crowns, or adjusting the bite.
Gum Disease Will Ravage Your Smile
Did you know that gum disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss in adults, and it will strike roughly 50 percent of all Americans at some point in life. Bleeding and swollen gums, along with bad breath, are the initial symptoms. But it’s also possible that you could also suffer from sensitive teeth. Here’s why: as gum disease reaches its more advanced stages, an infectious pocket will develop between the teeth and gums and actually pull the teeth and gums apart. We can help in a few ways, depending on the extent of your gum issues. We can go over your options during your consultation.
Call To Alleviate Dental Pain
As you can see, dental pain could be caused by one of any number of things. But the reality is that it’s always less painful and less costly to deal with whatever is going on, sooner rather than later. Call Nashua Family Dentistry today at 603-546-7460 or fill out our online form to request your pain-relieving appointment in Nashua, NH.