My molar began to hurt one night so much that it woke me up. I hadn't been to the dentist regularly, so I knew it was my bad habits catching up to me. I took pain relievers for a few days that dulled the pain, and then I developed a big bump on my gum. It scared me enough to finally go to the dentist. He told me the bump was an abscess from a bad tooth infection. He said that if I had waited too much longer, the infection could have spread to my sinuses and even my brain! He gave me antibiotics and in a few days he was able to save the tooth with a root canal. I created this blog to tell other people that if your tooth hurts, then go to the dentist immediately. You probably have an infection that will only keep getting worse.
Stress is a normal part of life, and even though it is a nuisance, people learn to deal with it. Stress can, however, affect your health in many ways, including grinding your teeth (bruxism). This is when you apply consistent pressure to your teeth, typically at night while sleeping. If you grind your teeth, below are ways you can prevent this problem.
Teeth Grinding Symptoms
Because you likely grind your teeth at night, you may not know you are doing it. If you experience the following symptoms, you should see your dentist to rule it out. These symptoms include:
Teeth Grinding Prevention
To control your teeth grinding, you must change the behaving causing it. The tips below can help you defeat this problem.
If you continue to grind your teeth, a dentist like those at Park Dental may ask you to wear a night guard at night to protect them. These guards are typically not uncomfortable, and should not disrupt your sleep.Share