Every now and then, we all feel like we can just power through certain issues we’re dealing with, even when you don’t know exactly what the problem is. You might have an ache or pain that is bothering you, but you think it could go away if you just wait it out. 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 issue if left untreated. See your dentist right away if you wish to avoid the effects of ignoring oral pain.
If your mouth has an ache or pain, it could be a symptom caused by a number of issues. You might have a wisdom tooth that is beginning to erupt, a cavity that is starting to develop, or gum disease has begun to eat away at your gums and teeth. If left alone, these issues can worsen and compromise your oral health, leading to giant 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 can cause 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 crafted mouth guard that prevents you from grinding your teeth while you sleep.
You don’t have to live with constant oral pain or soreness. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.