Common Causes of Dental Pain By Jose Valenzuela on January 17, 2011

It should come as no surprise to you that dealing with dental problems and maintaining good dental health is very complex. This is particularly true when it comes to remedying dental pain in our patients. There are so many different causes for dental pain, and each case of dental discomfort needs to be dealt with in its own unique way. At our Palm Springs implant dentistry and cosmetic dentistry office, we will work with you to find a solution best suited to your needs.

One of the most common causes of dental pain is tooth decay and any major damage to a tooth. If you have a cavity or experience advanced tooth decay of any kind, you know just how serious that can be and how grave the pain may be. Tooth decay can be dealt with through various dental restorations.

Another common dental problem that people often experience is gum sensitivity or pain related to gum disease. The severity of the pain will vary depending on how advanced the gum disease is and what it involves. Gum disease can be dealt with through a variety of non-surgical and surgical treatments.

Dental pain can also be caused by wisdom teeth. In some cases, your wisdom teeth will grow in at an angle, shifting the position of your existing permanent teeth or causing them to feel jammed or pressed against. If wisdom teeth cause undue pain, they can be extracted as needed.

Tooth grinding can also cause a number of different kinds of dental pain, both related to the teeth and the jaw joints. In severe cases of tooth grinding, the stress on the teeth can lead to a TMJ disorder, which means pain, clicking, popping, and perhaps locking of the jaw. Tooth grinding and TMJ disorders can be treated through bite guards and other therapies.

If you are interested in remedies for dental pain, Palm Springs teeth whitening, as well as other options for maintaining optimal dental health and enhanced smile appearance, contact our implant dentistry office serving Palm Springs and other communities to learn more about your options for dental care.

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