Pain in any part of your body is a sign that something is wrong. Pain comes in many forms and can range from minor and fleeting to severe and debilitating. If you have severe mouth pain, you will probably want to do something about it as soon as you can.
The first step is figuring out what can cause severe pain in the mouth. Figuring that out depends on what happened leading up to the pain and where the pain is. Knowing these things can help determine the cause.
Tooth Pain Has Many Causes
The most common type of pain that you feel in your mouth is a toothache. Some toothaches are relatively minor and cause more discomfort than pain. The longer the problem is left untreated, the more severe the pain can become.
Some of the causes of pain in a tooth include cavities. For it to become severe pain, the cavity has to grow larger and turn into something that affects the roots of the teeth. The infection in a tooth can also lead to an abscess which is usually extremely painful and dangerous. Left untreated, the decay can lead to gum disease which also will cause pain. Most severe pain for the teeth and gums comes from not taking care of the problem when it first starts.
Other Places for Mouth Pain
In addition to a painful tooth, there are other types of mouth pain that are a problem. TMJ disorders can lead to pain in both the teeth and the jaw. TMJ can cause soreness in the jaw along with sharp pain and migraines.
Bruxism and teeth grinding also can lead to sever pain in the mouth. The grinding can damage teeth and can also cause the jaw to ache. Clenching the teeth tightly without realizing it can have the same effect.
Mouth pain is a sign of a problem. Instead of finding ways to manage the pain, find the source of the pain to help correct it. Call us today to schedule an appointment to help you avoid any problems with mouth pain.