There are those times when something hurts in your smile and you’re not surprised at all. When you accidentally harm your teeth or gums, bite into something that’s harder than you were expecting, etc., then it’s no shock when you experience a zing of pain. However, there are other times when you may not be so sure. Should you be experiencing discomfort, you wonder? If so, what should your reaction to it be? Give yourself just a moment to think about some things our Virginia Beach, VA team would like you to consider, so you know you’re doing your best to protect your oral health!
Flossing And Brushing: Shouldn’t Hurt
You need to keep your smile clean, of course, through preventive care with us and dental hygiene. While you may feel like you can apply the phrase “no pain, no gain” to lots of things, you need to keep in mind that you shouldn’t be applying it to your smile! If it hurts to practice your routine care, whether it’s brushing or it’s flossing, this is a sign that you need to see us soon. Is something wrong that requires fixing? Not necessarily. However, you most certainly need either treatment or a review of how to carefully yet accurately cleanse your smile! So, come in soon.
Biting Into Something Sweet: Shouldn’t Hurt
When you bite into something sweet and your teeth are in good health, your smile should feel just fine! However, if you bite into something sugary and you experience pain, it means that you should come in to talk with us about your oral health. What might be going on, you wonder? This could be the result of sensitivity, gum recession, and even a cavity. Rather than just ignoring it, schedule a visit. If something is wrong, we can fix it right up!
Opening Your Mouth: Shouldn’t Hurt!
Opening your mouth should never be uncomfortable. If you notice that you cannot seem to do so without your jaw joints aching or popping or hurting, you should let our team know immediately. It may be a sign of an oral health issue called TMJ disorder. When you begin treating it ASAP, we can quickly help stop the discomfort and make things better!
If Something Hurts, Contact Us Immediately
Don’t ignore pain that you are unsure about or that you are certain shouldn’t be there. Instead, contact our team right away for a visit! Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.