When you experience tooth pain, it’s usually your immediate thought that something must be wrong with your tooth itself, such as decay, trauma, an infection, etc. However, it’s important to remember that what you’re thinking is tooth discomfort may actually be related to your gums. How to know what’s what and determine the type of care that will improve your oral health? Learn more to get started and schedule a visit with us right away!
Is It Chewing Pain?
When you’re at rest, do you have persistent tooth pain? Does it come on suddenly and severely? If so, this is not likely related to gum disease. However, if you notice that you think your teeth hurt primarily because you’re experiencing painful chewing, then the pain may actually be associated with your gum tissue.
Are There Other Signs?
Yes, there are other signs that what you are thinking is tooth pain may be caused by gum disease. Take a look at your gums. Do they look somewhat flat and light pink? This is healthy. However, if they look red, purple, or puffy, then this is unhealthy. If they bleed (which often happens when you brush) or hurt, if gums look like they’ve pulled back, or if you have chronic bad breath, these may be signs of gum disease.
What To Do
There’s no need to try to figure everything out on your own. Instead, you just need to schedule a visit with us. A checkup will quickly reveal a diagnosis and treatment solutions.
See Our Team About Discomfort
When you experience any type of smile-related discomfort, seeing us soon is always the safest measure to take. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.