Good morning Multonomah County and Clackamas County!!!
Dr. Seth Monson here from Main Street Dental bringing some information hot off the press from the ADA online posts regarding tooth symptoms and what they can mean? With the holidays fast approaching and insurance benefits to renew, it is important to see what tooth symptoms mean and if they need to get resolved before the New Year. Please take time to read the ADA article below and go to mouthHealthy.org to see the top 10 dental symptoms!
Dr. Seth Monson
Teeth May Hurt For Many Reasons, Determining Cause Advised.
Health (11/15, Swalin, Klein) reports that there are a variety of reasons teeth may hurt, including clenching teeth, a temporomandibular joint disorder, gum disease, an injury, and more, and it is important to seek care from a dentist to determine the cause, according to ADA spokesperson Dr. Matthew Messina. “Pain is not supposed to be there,” says Dr. Messina, who added, “If something in your mouth doesn’t feel right, make an appointment with a dentist to have it looked at.”
MouthHealthy.org provides additional information on the top 10 dental symptoms, including toothaches, sensitive teeth.
See below for a partial list!
If your mouth or jaw hurt, it could be from a toothache. Toothaches usually indicate a cavity but they can also signal gum disease. In some cases, a toothache is a sign of an abscess or impacted tooth. A toothache should be evaluated by a dentist right away to determine the cause of the problem and prevent the tooth from dying.
If your teeth hurt when you drink hot or cold beverages, you may have sensitive teeth. This can be the result of tooth decay, fractured teeth, worn fillings, gum disease, worn tooth enamel or an exposed tooth root due to gum recession. Treatment will depend on the source of sensitivity. If you’re concerned about the sensitivity of your teeth see your dentist for diagnosis and treatment options.