If you experience dental pain, commonly known as tooth ache, you should seek the advice of your Bristol dentist immediately as it could be a sign of a deeper problem with your mouth. It is extremely painful and can render tasks such as eating, drinking and talking difficult to carry out. There are a number of forms of dental pain and your dentist is trained to spot each one and offer appropriate treatment.
When eating food or drinking liquids which are particularly hot or cold you find that your teeth are sensitive and subject to pains you might have weakened enamel. Enamel is a durable substance that protects your teeth but can be weakened by a build-up of plaque which allows acids in the food you eat to affect your nerves. This is something that ought to be dealt with immediately as if it left to worsen then the plaque might penetrate into your teeth and actually damage the nerves. If this happens you will experience chronic dental pain, better known as permanent tooth ache.
You may have an accident which affects your mouth or find that an abscess has formed and your face is swelling up. Here you will have excruciating pain. If one of your teeth is cracked or broken your nerves will be exposed and eating and drinking might cause pain. Medical studies now show that pain in the teeth is sometimes a signal that there is a serious underlying health issue with a part of your body other than your mouth, making it even more important that any dental pain is reported quickly to your Bristol dentist.
Your dentist can advise you on the best course of action to deal with your dental pain, whether it is surgery or the filling of a cavity or simply the improvement of your diet or a change in your oral hygiene routine.