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.
A relatively large percentage of the population suffers from tooth sensitivity. Women suffer from the condition 1.8 more times than men, according to a study conducted by the American Dental Association. The study also found that two major causes of pain caused by tooth sensitivity was receding gum lines, and the use of over the counter teeth whitening products.
Sensitivity occurs when the tooth enamel is worn away and the tubes that connect the nerves inside the tooth are partially exposed. Then, eating or drinking anything too hot or cold can make you wince, jump, or even cry out in pain. However, this is not an irreversible condition, and there are several ways to combat the pain and regain your ability to drink hot coffee and eat ice cream without hesitation.
If after following all of these suggestions your tooth sensitivity is still too bothersome to function normally, make an appointment with your dentist to find out if there are more ways to combat the problem. He or she will certainly give you more tips that will help you to overcome the problem. In case the sensitivity is causing you extreme pain or discomfort, your dentist may offer you such options as removing the teeth that are causing you these problems. Why not visit one (like those at Somerset Dental On James) and get relief from tooth sensitivity instead of suffering in silence?Share