Tooth ache or a pain in your mouth is often a sign that a dental problem is advancing. At this point, we recommend booking in with your dentist as soon as possible, so they can help identify what is causing your problem.
What Causes Dental Pain?
This is very much a loaded question, as a number of factors can lead to dental pain. Some of the common causes can be linked with:
- Cavities - bacteria can enter the tooth which leads to sensitivity and pain
- Abscesses - irritations in the mouth can lead to bacteria getting in and causing a painful abscess
- Impacted wisdom tooth - when our wisdom teeth come through, they can quite often come out in various angles causing discomfort
- Jaw ache - often linked with bruxism and TMD symptoms
- Cracked/broken teeth - can lead to sensitivity and cause nicks in your mouth
Its important to see a dentist as quickly as you can, as dental problems don't tend to get better by themselves, and can get progressively worse if left untreated.
Also, as dental problems are advanced, it can often lead to higher dental bills as more dental treatment will be required to achieve dental health again.
Our natural teeth are the best set we will ever get. To keep them for as long as possible, maintaining a healthy oral hygiene routine at home and attending regular check ups with a dental professional for them to keep an eye on your teeth, mouth and gums.
How To Reduce The Likelihood of Pain
Unfortunately there are no guarantees that dental pain will not happen. But, we can be proactive in looking after our teeth in and out of the dental office:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day (ask our hygienists on tips for effective brushing)
- Flossing & using teepees (cleaning the spaces in between your teeth - a haven for food to get trapped and for bacteria to grow)
- Using mouthwash (fluoride mouth washes can help with cavity protection - if you are prone to cavities)
- Attend regular check ups (these appointments are important for us to check your mouth over and spot any potential issues before they develop into more complex problems)
- Visit your dental hygienist regularly also (sometimes conventional cleaning misses the hard to reach places - a professional clean can tackle tough build ups of plaque)
Book Your Dental Assessment Today
If your in pain do not hesitate to call us to book in. If you haven't been to the dentist for a while, we also recommend coming to see us so we can check the health of your teeth.