Three Reasons You Might Have a Toothache

periodontist Minneapolis, MNHave you found yourself avoiding hard foods or shying away from brushing your teeth because a tooth or a particular area within your mouth is bothering you? Perhaps your whole mouth is feeling inflamed and radiating pain from one side to the other. Toothaches, no matter how severe they are and where they affect you, can be frustrating and even debilitating. They can lead to other issues that affect more than just your mouth, such as headaches, migraines, all-over body discomfort and more. Here are some causes to consider if you find yourself with a toothache.

  1. You have a cavity or a bacterial infection in one or more teeth.
  2. You have gum disease or gingivitis.
  3. You have been grinding your teeth.

While any of these conditions might cause a toothache, your periodontist may be the only one who can accurately detect what the root cause of your tooth pain is.

When It Is Time to See Your Periodontist

If you have been suffering from tooth pain or discomfort for any length of time, it may be time to make an appointment with your periodontist. Remember that in general, the earlier you get in to see your oral care provider and get your issue dealt with, the easier it will be to address serious issues like gum disease, cavities and other common dental concerns. Both cavities and gum disease, two very common causes of toothaches, can be fairly easily addressed with minimally invasive dental procedures, especially while they are at their early stages.

Call Us Today

Got tooth pain in Minneapolis, MN, and wondering what to do about it? You have come to the right place. Expert periodontist Dr. Andres Sanchez and his team of dental professionals are happy to help you resolve your oral health issues in a way that works for you, whether you are dealing with acute pain from a toothache or something different. Give us a call today at (952) 567-7457 to discuss a personalized treatment plan.