The Problem With Dental Pain [BLOG]

  • August 26, 2017

To a child, every bump, bruise, and scrape can feel like the end of the world. We grow up learning to cope with varying degrees of pain, and as we mature, so too does our threshold for it. By the time we’re adults, we’re much better at understanding and tolerating pain.

This, of course, is a good thing. But one of the drawbacks is that sometimes, we can be a little too good at ignoring pain, especially when it’s caused by something we can’t see.

At Family First Dental & Implant Center, we know that serious dental problems can begin as a minor, nagging pain at first, one that can easily be ignored. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular dental cleanings and exams at least twice a year. Catching small problems before they become big problems is key to good oral health.

Let’s take a look at why you should do something about your dental pain now and solutions to consider.

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Dental Pain

One of the most amazing things about the human body is the ability to not only heal itself, but its capacity for restoring itself to function. A broken bone heals, and then it grows. A minor cut or scratch will heal, scab, and eventually, you’re likely to never notice the scar left behind.

Unfortunately, our teeth don’t work the same way. If a tooth is damaged or broken, it won’t heal on its own. You would have to visit our Leesburg dental office for some type of restoration, like a crown or a filling.

What would happen if you chose not to get the restorative dentistry you needed?

If a damaged tooth is left untreated, the bad bacteria in your mouth has plenty of opportunity to take over and wreak havoc. Plaque bacteria will feed off of sugars and create acids that eat away at your tooth enamel.

Then, bacteria has a chance to get inside your tooth, and all sorts of problems can result. Sometimes, those problems will bring pain with them. Letting the pain go ignored can lead to serious problems with your oral health such as gum disease, for example.

Solutions For Common Dental Pain

Your tooth pain could be caused by things such as an oral injury, cavities, tooth decay, or infection. Here are some of the ways we can help treat your dental pain at Family First Dental & Implant Center:

-Dental Fillings

-Dental Crowns

-Root Canals

-Tooth Extractions

Each of these procedures are simple and effective in repairing problems and protecting your tooth from future issues that might otherwise threaten your oral and overall health. Along with that, these procedures also get you back to living pain-free.

You’re much better off in the long run if you were to treat dental problems early on instead of ignoring your symptoms hoping they’ll go away or correct themselves on their own. Better still, you could do what you can to prevent problems before they start.

Prevent Dental Problems And The Pain They Bring With Them

If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know how miserable it can be. You not only put yourself at greater risk for the oral health issues we’ve talked about, but you’d probably have a tough time just getting through your day depending on the intensity of your pain.

Preventing this starts with a good oral hygiene routine at home. Brushing your teeth with a soft-bristle brush twice a day and flossing once a day is key to keeping your teeth and gums free from debris and bad bacteria that lead to plaque and tartar buildup.

The other part of prevention is keeping up with your routine dental cleanings and exams at Family First Dental & Implant Center. Our team of professionals have the skills, experience, and technology for deeper cleaning and thorough exams to catch problems early and treat them before they turn into something more serious.

Have you scheduled your next dental checkup yet? Have you been dealing with a toothache and are ready to do something about it? Let our team at Family First Dental & Implant Center help you get out of dental pain and on with your life! Call us today at 703-297-4353 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.