We all experience tooth pain from time-to-time, and it’s your mouth’s way of letting you know when something’s gone wrong. Whether it’s a dull ache, sensitivity, or sharper pain, pain is never something to ignore. At Fisher Pointe Dental, we specialize in treating your everyday aches and sudden emergencies to get you back to feeling like you. In light of Pain Awareness Month, here’s some more information about what mouth pain can mean.
Tooth pain is more than just a nuisance, it can be an indicator of something minor — such as a cavity — or it can mean you are experiencing a greater medical issue. Ear infections often exhibit symptoms with tooth and mouth pain, but the root cause is not dental-centric. Your Fisher Pointe dentist can determine the kind of pain you’re experiencing, and recommend a best course of action based on findings.
Causes of tooth pain/aches or sensitivity:
- Root canal
- Ear infection
- Fractured tooth
- Gum disease
- Heart disease
- Excessive grinding of the teeth
It’s important to see your dentist any time you start feeling sensitivity or pain in your mouth. If not treated properly or ignored, your tooth pain can lead to greater issues and medical complications. Most issues are preventable or can be reverse, but only if you take the proper steps. Routine checkups with your Fisher Pointe hygienist will keep you ahead of any issues, and better prepared if something pops up. To contact us, visit our website or call us at (313) 379-5726.