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Oral Pain? Don't Wait to Come in For an Appointment!

Posted on 7/5/2015 by Fady Ebid
A man suffering from oral pain and holding his cheek.There are several reasons why you should keep your regularly scheduled dentist appointments, but there are even more reasons why you shouldn't wait for that appointment if you are feeling any type of oral pain. People who experience oral pain will notice it affecting their daily routine at home, school, or work.

It may make it difficult to talk to others or to even sit still long enough to sign your name. Therefore, whenever you are experiencing intense oral pain immediately contact your dentist and ask to be seen as soon as possible.

Types of Oral Pain

Several things can cause pain to occur within your mouth. Your teeth could be too sensitive to hot or cold foods and beverages. This can cause an uncomfortable situation when you are eating out with a loved one or cooking your meals at home.

Types of oral pain include the following:
•  Sore Throat: This can be the result of several conditions or diseases. The most common cause of a sore throat is an infection or an allergy. Inflammation, airway obstruction, malignancy, and other traumas may also cause a sore throat. There is no specific age group that this pain can occur in.
•  Tongue Pains: Having a sore tongue can be the result of biting on it when chewing or talking. It can also have little bumps, canker sores, ulcers, and other problems associated with it. Conditions such as herpes or being a big smoker can cause issues to arise on your tongue, gums, teeth, and walls of your mouth.
•  Ulcers: If there is an open sore in the walls of the mouth, tongue, or lips, it is normally an ulcer. Sores, abrasions, and lacerations are all considered to be ulcers too. Ulcers can occur when the person has an infection, trauma, vitamin deficiency, or inflammation in their mouth.
•  Gingivitis: When the gums are inflamed and pus pockets can be found between the gums and teeth, chances are the person has gingivitis. This is the first stage of gum disease and can lead to more damaging effects. Brushing too hard, ripping the gums, or eating foods and drinking beverages that aggravate the gums can all be linked to gingivitis.
•  Scurvy: The body needs vitamin C to be able to function properly. People with vitamin C deficiencies can develop a condition called Scurvy. Although only partly associated with mouth pain, Scurvy can be devastating to your body and your teeth, gums, lips, and the walls of your mouth.
•  Tonsillitis: When the tonsils swell or become inflamed, or irritated, from a viral or bacterial infection, tonsillitis may form. The tonsils help to fight against respiratory infections that occur in the upper region. Therefore, they play a vital part in keeping you healthy and illness free.
•  Thrush: When a person gets a yeast infection inside of their mouth, it is called oral Thrush. It is most often seen in infants and it is not very severe.
•  Enamel / Tooth Decay: This can happen to anyone at any age. When you eat and drink beverages that leave food particles behind in your mouth, you are causing plaque to build up on your tooth enamel. Over time, without being properly brushed and cleaned, this buildup can lead to the tooth decaying or deteriorating. When this happens, seek immediate care with a dentist so that you can save the tooth before it is too late.

There are several reasons for a person to experience mouth pain. If you or a loved one is experiencing pain, or other dental issues, please contact our office today to discuss your situation at (678) 390-5599.







Preparing For Your Visit
We look forward to meeting you and working with you to achieve full dental health. We ask that you complete your Patient Forms a minimum of two days prior to your scheduled appointment with Lake Pointe Dental - Marietta. This allows our front office team to fully prepare your dental insurance benefits for a comprehensive consultation.

Questions? Please feel welcome to call or email us for assistance.



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