Though many individuals experience some degree of tooth pain every now and then, it’s difficult to know when tooth pain is a serious concern or not. What’s more, there are various conditions that contribute to tooth pain including TMJ/TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction), grinding or clenching teeth (Bruxism), sinus infection, pregnancy, nerve disorders and even heart problems. At the same time, tooth pain could easily be the result of dental decay and gum disease. Without question, most dental professionals suggest calling when there is a concern over one’s tooth pain. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Even so, WebMD lists the following symptoms as good reason to seek care for tooth pain.
- Pain when chewing
- Sensitivity to hot or cold
- Bleeding or discharge from the area around the tooth
- Swelling and/or inflammation around the tooth
- Swelling in the jaw area near the tooth
- Trauma or injury to the area near the tooth
On the other hand, if individuals experience any of the following symptoms, the cause of their tooth pain is likely unrelated to their oral health. As such, they should seek immediate medical care:
- When experiencing high fever or chills
- When they have recently sustained an injury to the head or face, and are feeling lightheaded and ill
- When they develop a facial rash along with tooth pain
- When they begin to experience jaw pain along with chest pain, as these symptoms are commonly associated with heart attack or angina
- When they experience trouble swallowing or excessive pain or bleeding from their gums, as this could be a sign of an internal infection
We Never Want You To Dismiss Your Tooth Pain!
Whether you’re suffering from sudden tooth pain, or if you’ve been experiencing ongoing jaw pain and discomfort for some time, the team at Alora Dentistry wants to see you promptly. We place a high value on serving our patients in a comfortable, soothing environment, and you can trust us to provide a timely solution for your pain. No matter what—we never want you to dismiss your tooth pain.
Call Alora Dentistry in Napa Valley today to get the long-term pain relief that you need and deserve.