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Dental Pain and Discomfort: What You Need to Know

September 3rd, 2018 | Posted by Jeffery R Van Treese DDS in News | Oral Health

Regular dental check-ups are important for your oral hygiene and overall health, but there may be dental problems that need attention.

Reasons to visit the dentistSome of the dental issues include tooth pain, floss or inflamed gums that may bleed when you brush. It is important for Dr. Van Treese to check on crowns, dental implants or dentures, but there are other things that you need to consider.

Dental decay

This affects the surface of your tooth. As the decay worsens, it destroys the inner tooth where your nerve is located and forms a cavity. This dental issue can lead to pain and discomfort when eating. If you are feeling this unusual pain, it is essential to visit your dentist to fill the cavity.

Many people usually inspect their teeth or gums after brushing without checking other areas of the mouth. It is important to check the top and underneath your tongue for any strange sores, lumps or discoloration. Apart from the tongue, if you observe any swelling or pain on your face, the dentist should be called immediately.

Bad breath

This is not only upsetting but maybe the sign of something serious. Gingivitis is responsible for bad breath and if left untreated can affect your overall health. It is important to set-up an appointment with Dr. Van Treese to address your bad breath and possible gingivitis.

Dry mouth

You must check with Dr. Van Treese to make sure that the dry mouth you are experiencing is not associated with disease or bacteria in your mouth. Some diseases related to dry mouth include low blood pressure, autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes.

White Spots

The white spot on your teeth is another reason to set up a visit with the dentist. The spot is an indication of dental decay. The decay occurs due to the acid produced by bacteria, and it dissolves in the enamel on your teeth. Also, acid can be produced in the foods and beverages you consume.

In conclusion, if you observe any changes in your mouth, it is important to contact us as soon as possible.

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