Posted on 4/10/2020 by Pacific Maxillofacial Center
Pain is a symptom that something is not right in your body. When it comes to your oral health, pain can mean a variety of different things. The problem that many have is knowing when they can manage the pain on their own and when they need to come into our office to deal with the pain. It is important to know when the pain is temporary or when it is the sign of a bigger problem.
The Different Levels of PainThe problem with pain is that everyone manages it differently. Some people have a higher threshold for pain than others. Some will come into our office saying the pain is killing them. While pain of a toothache will not kill you, it is a sign something is not right. The question you have to figure out is if the pain is something to worry about. In general, if you have pain in your teeth and gums, you should consider coming into our office at some point.
The Different Causes of PainPain is a sign of a variety of dental problems. A cavity can cause pain that you only feel when you put pressure on the tooth or sensitivity to hot and cold. Without these things present, you do not feel any pain from the cavity, but you still need to get the cavity treated before it does become a bigger problem. Anyone that suffers from TMJ disorders may manage the pain from that problem. The problem with ignoring this pain is that you need a diagnosis to determine the best way to treat and manage the pain. When you have an abscess, cracked or broken tooth or dental issue, the pain may not go away until you visit our office. Pain is never something to ignore. Whether you come into our office or call to discuss any pain you have with one of our professionals, the best thing you can do is to find out what causes any pain in your mouth, even if it goes away on its own. However, if your pain is bad, please call. We are here to help.