We see many dental problems in the office daily. However, most people know that they have a dental problem when they are sitting in a chair with their mouths wide open and painful. There are many reasons for dental problems, but it is important to know that there are treatments available and that most of these events can be prevented with regular visits to the dentist.
A toothache is a typical dental problem, do not ignore any dental pain.
If you have any kind of dental pain, get it checked out by a dentist immediately! This can be a sign of an underlying problem with your teeth and gums. Even if you can treat the pain at home, it is never recommended to do so as this could lead to complications further down the road. Cracked teeth can also cause pain and infection.
Do not ignore any kind of dental pain. If you are experiencing pain, get it checked out by a dentist immediately! This can be a sign of an underlying problem with your teeth and gums.
Severe toothaches may indicate an abscess.
An abscess is a collection of pus that has formed in the gum or bone around your teeth. If you experience severe pain and swelling, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible because this can be a sign of an infection that needs to be treated immediately.
Dental abscesses are painful, treatable issues
It is easy to understand how a dental abscess can be painful and uncomfortable. An abscess is an infection that occurs when bacteria infect the tissues inside the mouth or at the root of a tooth. It begins as a small pocket of pus, but it may lead to more serious problems if not treated immediately. Fortunately, most dental abscesses are treatable at home with antibiotics and oral rinses, though if you have any concerns about your situation or feel that something else may be going on, please contact us immediately!
In many cases, a single root canal may not be necessary—if you notice swelling or tenderness around one of your teeth in the area where your gums meet the tooth itself (known as the gingival margin), this could indicate dental caries (tooth decay). If left untreated over time it could lead to an infection which could cause pain during eating as well as discomfort while chewing food due to inflammation around nerve endings inside jaw bone marrow near where they meet gum tissue surface area (also known as “pulp”).
Do not let a missing filling go untreated
If you have a missing filling, don’t ignore it. The tooth can become infected, which can lead to more serious dental problems. Your dentist may have to remove the tooth. Or they could recommend a root canal or crown, bridge, or dental implant instead.
An untreated lost tooth can lead to expensive dental treatments later
A lost tooth can lead to other expensive treatments, including root canals and crowns. If the remaining teeth are not healthy enough for a crown, then you may need a bridge. A bridge is essentially two replacement teeth fused with crowns on both sides of an existing healthy tooth. Bridges often last many years but eventually need to be replaced if they break or decay under them.
Dental problems are painful, but they are treatable!
Dental problems are common, but not all are true emergencies. Here are some things you need to do when you encounter the aforementioned dental problems:
- If your tooth is severely cracked or broken, see a dentist as soon as possible. This can cause infection and other problems that require immediate attention.
- If you have a toothache, cracked teeth, or abscesses (pus-filled pockets inside your gums), see a dentist right away! These symptoms may indicate more serious dental problems that should be addressed right away before they become worse.
The best thing you can do is maintain good oral hygiene at home and act quickly if something seems off with your teeth or gums. If you are a resident of Modesto, California, and experiencing any of these symptoms, contact the Paragon Dental office right away!