Don’t Ignore Early Signs of Tooth Decay

If you are a true procrastinator or if you are one of those people who truly dread going to the dentist you will probably be able to come up with some acceptable reasons not to call and make an appointment. Even the pain that comes and goes with advanced stages of tooth decay can be denied for a certain amount of time. Or, you may have found a home remedy online or heard about one from a friend that is actually working for you. Unfortunately, it is only a temporary respite. The only way to successfully deal with the pain is to eliminate the source, and your dentist is the only one who can do that.

The pain from a full blown toothache can be excruciating to the point of debilitation. It can be hard to concentrate on anything else or continue to function in any substantial way when you are in such distress. Pay attention to the early signs that may indicate what’s to come.

The first pangs can come in spurts or feel more like a constant throbbing or the tooth may only hurt when pressure is applied. Swollen gum tissue is a common symptom. Some people experience a bad taste in their mouth or fever, both symptoms of infection. An increased sensitivity to hot or cold could signal the beginnings of a toothache.

The pain could stem from an advanced stage of decay or it could signify the onset of periodontitis. Whatever the cause you can be pretty sure that if the pain is intense the protective enamel has been invaded and the under layers of the tooth exposed. At this point your main focus will be to get relief asap!

Most dentists have made arrangements for such emergency situations. The pain from a toothache increases as the blood flows to your head when you are lying down which helps to explain why many toothaches begin at night, after regular business hours. Make it a point to keep all emergency numbers close at hand.

Avoid the pain that often comes with complicated dental issues. Schedule an appointment with Spokane Valley Dentistry today! Call us @ 509-926-6261.

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