When you experience a toothache, it’s usually a sensation that’s occurring in a single tooth, it makes you feel like something is wrong, it might throb, and it can become excruciating. When you experience sore teeth, it may feel a bit more like a dull, uncomfortable sensation. It may affect one or more teeth and may feel annoying, while making you feel a bit more curious than frantic. So, what to do with these details, when your sensations are saying, “Hey, you need to do something!” but identifying the problem is confusing? Come see us, of course.
Why Come In?
Why should you come in to talk with us to figure out whether you have a toothache or if you have sore teeth? Why can’t you just hope for the best, take some medicine, and then wait it out? Well, first of all, diagnosing your own oral health problems is impossible. This is partly because the sensations in your smile are not advanced enough to give you a clear understanding of what’s wrong. It’s also because you are not a dentist! See us, so we can figure out what the problem is, so we can determine whether it requires treatment, and so we may then administer that treatment if you need it.
What Might Be Going On?
If you have a toothache, this may point to one of a series of possible problems. Pain in your tooth usually means that nerves are exposed or aggravated, which frequently stems from infection, from decay, or from trauma. Now, if you are dealing with sore teeth, this often means your teeth have been irritated. Functional disorders (think bruxism) or misalignment issues may be to blame. Again, you won’t know until you see us!
Address Sore Teeth With Our Dental Care
Come in to talk with us about the cause and potential treatment for your sore teeth or toothache, so your smile returns to optimal health. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.