As frustrating as it might be, most of us cannot do everything that is required to maintain our oral health. We have to depend on dentists to help out. You may have a pain or ache that has been a nagging issue but think it might go away if you just wait it out. It’s never a good idea to give any oral health problems time. Oral issues can get worse when given the opportunity. If you have pain or other issues that won’t go away, see your dentist as soon as possible.
An ache or pain in your mouth is typically a symptom of a deeper oral health problem. It could be that you have a wisdom tooth beginning to erupt, a cavity that is starting to develop, or gum disease has begun to eat away at your gums and wear down your teeth. These issues can worsen and compromise your oral health, leading to massive 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 may be a sign that you are suffering from TMJ disorder or Bruxism, which normally causes you to grind your teeth while you sleep. When left untreated, the grinding can wear down your teeth and damage the joints of your jaw. TMJ and bruxism can be treated by your dentist using a custom crafted mouth guard that prevents you from grinding your teeth while you sleep.
Don’t suffer with your oral health issues any longer. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.