Nothing can quite bring your day to a halt quite like a toothache. There are many different ways that your oral health can lead to pain, and each one has its own unique way of bringing you misery. But these are signals to your brain that your body is at risk, so do not try to ignore your feelings and try to push through. Many of these concerns can become worse and lead to serious complications. So while you may feel quite terrible, use this as an opportunity to help your longer-term health.
Sometimes the issue extends beyond your teeth, as well. Our periodontal, or gum tissue often becomes infected in adult patients. This is so common that a full 42% of Americans over the age of 30 struggle with this infection! Periodontal disease often leads to gum recession, which puts the structures of the tooth at risk. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist delves into some common causes of oral discomfort, and some signs you should speak with a trained oral health professional!
Address It Early
Something that we reiterate as oral health providers is that preventive care can be much more effective than restorative care. This is not to say that we don’t have fantastic surgical options, but that prevention is most often the safest and least intrusive method. If you have begun to notice that your mouth isn’t feeling quite right, try as best as you can to attend to the issue quickly.
This can be helpful in your professional and social life, as well. We are not at our best when we are not confident in our smiles. And when we don’t feel well, we may lash out at others because of our own pain. This can cause complications in our daily lives. You shouldn’t have to try to push through the pain, either. It’s most likely not doing you any favors!
Solutions For Every Scenario
The best move for anyone with mouth pain is to seek advice from a trained oral health care professional. Since there are many different causes for these forms of discomfort, having an experienced set of eyes can save you time. They might be able to identify the problem quicker, with the help of both state-of-the-art tools and imagery. Also, years of experience gives them insight that might be able to address things as soon as possible.
If it is an infection, the location and extent of the damage will determine if surgery is necessary, and what method is most applicable. This can include a root canal, if the fleshy interior is the issue. For periodontal disease, there are multiple types of gum grafts available that can help you restore your smile. Keep a vigirous discussion open with your dentist’s office!
Don’t Let This Situation Worsen!
Mouth pain can be absolutely debilitating, and pose serious hurdles in your daily life. Please give Dr. Hofkes at Balboa Dental Surgery a call at (949)630-0143. Or stop by our office here in Newport Beach, CA!