When you have a toothache, or discomfort in your gums, jaw, or head, this could mean serious oral health concerns that need treatment. Neglecting to address the discomfort could leave your smile vulnerable to tooth loss and worsening pain. In today’s blog, your Virginia Beach, VA, dentist explains how we address toothaches and other uncomfortable symptoms.
What a Toothache Could Mean
Our teeth could develop a toothache due to changes in elevation, winter weather, or even sinus or allergy concerns. But these aches are short lived and pass after only a few hours. But if you have pain that lasts for more than a day or two, then the aches could be linked to tooth decay. Cavities are common and impact smiles of all ages, and lack of treatment for them could lead to infection or abscess. Not only do symptoms grow more severe, but you risk losing your teeth as well. Our team could treat minor cavities with a filling in one visit, or address more severe cases with a custom-made dental crown.
Discomfort in Your Gums
If you have gums that look redder than normal, or feel sore or bleed, this could mean gingivitis or even the early stages of gum disease. Lack of treatment could allow the disease to grow in severity and eventually threaten the stability of your smile. Which is why you need to see us! For minor cases, we could use a deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and roots, so gingivitis is reversed and gum disease is manageable enough to control with simple cleaning every three to four months. For more severe cases, we could discuss other treatments to prevent tooth loss and improve gum health.
Pain in your Head and Jaw
Painful symptoms such as headaches and migraines, jaw and facial pain, and aches in the teeth could also be linked to jaw joint disorders. TMJ disorder means the jaw is imbalanced and the joints are strained, which could alter how the bite fits together and lead to painful symptoms. Bruxism means you grind and clench your teeth regularly which could damage them and leave them vulnerable to cavities, and also alter the appearance of the teeth too. But our team can offer a comfortable and convenient solution to disorders like these, creating an oral appliance that shifts the jaw and improves overall bite balance. If you have any questions about correcting the concerns that cause painful symptoms, then contact our team today to learn more.
Speak With Your Virginia Beach, VA, Dentist About Easing Discomfort
Our team can offer solutions for aches in your teeth, gums, head, and jaw! Call Absolute Dental Care in Virginia Beach, VA at 757-428-7440 to schedule an appointment for your loved ones soon!