Sometimes, in life you might think that a problem is just not worth dealing with. You may have an ache pain, or soreness that is bothering you that you think will just go away on its own. It is important to know that, especially when it comes to your oral health, pain and soreness can be a signal of a bigger problem. When it comes to issues in the mouth, most of them will not go away on their own. In fact, many oral health issues are progressive, which means they will continue to worsen until treatment stops them. When your body is sending you signals of a pain or soreness, it is important for you to heed the warning.
If you have an ache or pain in your mouth, it could be a symptom of any number of issues. The following issues can all create painful symptoms: a wisdom tooth that is starting to erupt, a cavity that has reached the nerves of your tooth, gum disease is causing irritation to your gums or teeth, a broken tooth, infection, inflammation, and so much more. If ignored, any of these issues can worsen and compromise your oral health. Dealing with them early on can possibly prevent surgery, tooth loss, and more pain. When you feel pain in your mouth, try your best not to assume that it will go away on its own. Take action and call your dentist.
When it comes to a dull soreness, you may think it less important than a sharp or intense pain. Soreness in your jaw or face could be a sign that you are suffering from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder or bruxism, which is the grinding of your teeth. If left untreated, both can be problematic for both your overall and oral health.
Dr. Carmona can help you determine if your jaw pain is caused by TMJ disorder. To schedule a consultation at Austin Prosthodontics, call 512-250-9444. We also proudly welcome patients from Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Leander, and all surrounding Texas communities.