Have you been putting off care for active tooth and jaw pains? When you dismiss active oral health discomfort, you may be creating opportunities for problems to worsen. In the case of tooth pain, what you are ignoring may be a cavity. When you give that cavity more time to grow, it can lead to complications. Eventually, decay’s negative impact on your tooth can become irreversible, meaning the only option left to your dentist is extracting your tooth. Jaw pain, like tooth pain, can be a warning that you need professional restorative dental care. You may be dealing with TMJ dysfunction, which can lead to limitations in your jaw function, and a destructive teeth grinding habit.
Bruxism And TMJ Dysfunction Can Create Serious Problems For Your Oral Health
TMJ dysfunction and bruxism should be addressed by your dentist, who can provide an oral appliance to help relieve your issues. Left unchecked, TMJ dysfunction will create serious harm to your oral structures, and leave you experiencing frequent pain. The ongoing damage dealt by bruxism, or persistent teeth grinding, can involve serious wear and tear on your teeth.
A Persistent Toothache May Be The Result Of A Serious Cavity
If you try to put off care for a toothache, you may be giving decay more time to do potentially serious damage. Once a cavity creates an opening for bacteria to attack the living tissue in your pulp, your tooth faces significant risks. At this point, it will take a root canal treatment to fix the matter. If you continually ignore this pain, an infection can kill your tooth, and spread through the root to create more problems.
Worried About Tooth Or Jaw Pain? Talk To Dr. Roberson
Tooth and jaw pains should be taken serious. At Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Roberson will assess the state of your oral health, and recommend the appropriate restorative dental treatment based on your current needs. We proudly offer our services to families from Independence, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Kansas City, Grain Valley, Liberty, and all other nearby areas. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services, call our dental office in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808.