There are a lot of different types of pains you can have in your mouth and you can have them for a lot of different reasons. This article will help to educate you on some of the more common types of pains, what may be causing them and what you can do to get temporary relief from them. However, it's also important for you to make an appointment to see the dentist any time you experience mouth pains that aren't easily identifiable and treatable with home remedies.
Gum tenderness and sensitive teeth
If you suddenly have tender gums and sensitive teeth you may be grinding them in your sleep. It's hard for you to now you are doing this unless someone else hears you doing it and alerts you to it. If you notice uncomfortable gums and teeth in the morning, or even a pressure in your jaw and a mild headache, these are some of the common signs indicating the possibility of teeth grinding. The dentist can give you a night guard to wear that will help you stop so you don't cause permanent damage to your teeth.
You have a tooth ache
There can be a lot of reasons for a tooth ache. Some of them are more serious than others. You may have slightly injured your gum or taken a bit of an injury to your tooth that will cause it to hurt and it will heal on its own. You may have a cavity that's causing pain, you may have an infected tooth that requires antibiotics, you may have an exposed nerve or you may have other issues with your tooth. You need to see a dentist so the exact problem can be determined and dealt with. Until the dentist can see you there are some things you can try. Swish with peroxide, put a piece of garlic clove or cotton soaked in clove oil on the tooth and gum.
You have a canker sore
Canker sores are nasty little devil's, but they are generally harmless. If you have one the best thing you can do is to avoid eating spicy food while you have it and hold ice on it to help it feel better. It should go away in a few days on its own. If it doesn't go away or you keep getting more of them then the dentist may be able to help you figure out what is causing them so you can avoid more of these break outs.
Depending on the severity of your dental problem, you may find that you need a Delta Dental oral surgeon to help you address it.