Have you ever just rubbed your lip or your face, only to realize that your gum underneath is sore? If so, you may have the signs of a problem with your tooth. When bacteria push up between your gums and your tooth, or when your tooth begins to decay below the gum line where you can't see it, it can cause this type of pain. The problem is, you can't determine what is causing the pain unless you go in and see a dentist.
Let Your Dentist Take a PeekGum tissues aren't ones to really complain much. They are tough little tissues, despite what you may think. They put up with a lot of abuse, and don't often make themselves known unless the problem gets really bad. However, if you randomly touch your gums and notice pain, you are already to the point of a bad problem.
Going in to see your dentist allows them to narrow down the cause of the pain, and treat it. Once they can tell what is causing the pain, they can clean up the problem area, and get you back to living a pain-free life. It doesn't often take a dentist long to identify a problem when you can point to where it hurts.
They should be able to help alleviate your pain in a matter of just one visit, more often than not. Visiting your dentist every six months will help you avoid most of these issues. Your dentist is able to see problems as they begin instead of waiting until they are causing you pain. Make sure you go in and see your dentist regularly so that you can avoid this type of pain. You don't have to live life in pain.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (503) 622-9730 today.