From time to time, we all feel like we can just wait out certain issues we’re dealing with, even when you don’t know exactly what the problem is. You may have an ache or pain that is bothering you, but you think it might go away if you give it time. It’s never a good idea to give pain, or other issues, time, especially when it comes to your oral health. That ache or pain may grow and evolve into a bigger ordeal if left untreated. See your dentist right away if you are living with oral pain or soreness.
If your mouth has an ache or pain, that could be a symptom of a number of issues. You might have a wisdom tooth that is starting to erupt, a cavity that is beginning to develop, or gum disease is starting to eat away at your gums and teeth. If left alone, these issues can worsen and compromise your oral health, leading to huge headaches such as surgery, tooth loss, and more pain. Your dentist can treat all of these issues and help prevent them from developing further.
Soreness of the jaw could be a sign that you are suffering from TMJ disorder or Bruxism, which causes you to grind your teeth while you sleep. If left untreated, the grinding can wear down your teeth and damage your jaw’s joints. TMJ and bruxism can be treated by your dentist using a custom made mouth guard that prevents you from grinding your teeth while you sleep.
You don’t have to live with oral pain or soreness. Schedule an appointment today! Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.