When Your Tooth Aches, Don’t Hesitate

It is so easy to put things off. Whether it is through procrastination with work, home projects, laundry, or anything you don’t want to do – it is always easy to find something else to spend your time on. We get it! However, when it comes to a toothache, please do not hesitate to have it evaluated.

The human body is a complex machine, full of automated systems that all work together to keep the body running. It is truly fascinating to stop and think about all your body does for you without you ever having to *do* anything. One of the amazing things about the body is that it gives “warning signs” when things are amiss. If your body needs more sleep, you will yawn more often, your eyes tend to water, and you may experience headaches because your body is under duress. These symptoms are there to help you take care of your body. The same is true when it comes to your mouth. If you have a toothache, your body is giving you a warning that you need to pay attention to.

The teeth are amazing features of the body. Each tooth is an individual living feature. Every single tooth has its own blood supply, nerves, and roots, keeping it alive and secure in the mouth. Even though each tooth is a single living feature, all of the teeth work together to support one another and keep the mouth stable. When something goes wrong in one tooth, such as a cavity or infection, the neighboring teeth are vulnerable to the same outcome.

The teeth are very sensitive to any type of damage. Although the teeth are encased in enamel, which is the hardest substance in the human body, they can still be damaged. If the roots or nerves of a tooth are exposed, severe pain can occur. A cavity is a small hole in the tooth caused by bacteria. While a cavity may not cause pain at the very start, if it is not filled, the hole will grow larger, and the roots of the tooth will be exposed. When bacteria reach the root of a tooth, you will know it! Extreme sensitivity, a zapping twinge, and tenderness are the first signs that a cavity needs attention. It is vital that you pay attention to these small signs and get the care that you need before severe infection and decay wreak havoc on your smile.

A toothache is a symptom of a problem, and that problem will not go away on its own. If you experience any type of tenderness or pain inside your mouth, please do not hesitate to call Juban Cowen Dental Care. We are here to provide the dental care you need.

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