When it comes to all things about your body, one sign to never ignore is pain. Pain is an indication of a problem, and the more severe the pain you feel is, the more likely there is a serious problem.
Just like your body, your mouth should never be ignored when it's trying to signal that there is something wrong.
Achiness in your mouth can be caused by many different things, and we're here to help you figure it out! One reason you could have achy teeth is teeth grinding. When you clench down on your teeth constantly, they are under a lot of pressure. This pressure can cause your teeth to feel sore. Some people even grind their teeth at night and wake up with achy teeth!
Another reason you may be experiencing achy teeth is wisdom teeth. Everyone has experienced the pain of wisdom teeth, but to those who are unfamiliar with the feeling, it may be strange that their teeth are aching. A good sign that your achy teeth are a symptom of wisdom teeth is where the pain is located. If the pain is located in the back of the mouth, it's likely your wisdom teeth are coming in.
Infections Can Also Contribute To Oral Aches And Pains
Finally, aching teeth can be a sign of infection. Many people who have an infected tooth have achy pain while their teeth are not in use. If you have an infected tooth, you'll feel pain in a localized area around the tooth. If there is puss around this area, it's possible your tooth has become infected. Another good way to spot an infected tooth is if you feel pain while eating. Infected teeth can get quite painful while eating, and the pain while eating will also be localized to the infected tooth.
Of course, there's no way to know what is causing your aching teeth without stopping by our office for a visit. Call us today to set up an appointment, and we'll help you get to the bottom of what is causing your aching pain!
At The Elmwood Dental Group LLC, our office is both parking and wheel chair accessible.