responding to different sources of dental discomfortDental discomfort can be frustrating, and undermine your quality of life. The source of your frustration could be related to TMJ problems, which develop when you have alignment issues with your jaw joints. Sufferers of TMJ problems can report jaw pain and stiffness, as well as chronic headaches, and face and neck pain. If your discomfort is rooted in a single tooth, it could be a sign that you are dealing with an advanced cavity, one that should receive prompt care. Remember that your dentist is available when you are suffering discomfort. If something is bothering you, let them know. They can arrange to see you, and determine the source of your worries.

Questions:

True Or False: Many patients can have relief from TMJ pain through a special oral insert that helps keep their jaw joints in a more natural position.

True Or False: Grinding your teeth will never do any real dental damage, but it can still be irritating.

True Or False: If your cavity is causing you to experience pain or sensitivity, you could be in need of a root canal treatment.

Answers:

True! A custom-made oral insert can be provided by your dentist, to help ensure your jaw stays in a more comfortable position.

False! If you regularly grind your teeth, particularly if you grind them at night, while you sleep, you could do enough damage to call for restorative dental work.

True! A cavity can be painful when it enters your pulp, and causes an infection inside your tooth, where the nerves are housed. Removing that infection via a root canal treatment can relieve you of discomfort.

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