It Hurts! What Does It Mean When You’re Experiencing Mouth Pain?

Nobody wants to experience pain, least of all in their mouth. Our mouths are complicated and when they hurt, they almost always require attention. But what kind? Canker sores and scratches need little more than some TLC. But more serious pain usually requires more serious remedies. Let’s look at three ordinary acts that, when complicated by pain, might mean you should seek out periodontal treatment in Orlando.

Young handsome man touching mouth with hand with painful expression because of toothache.

Painful Brushing

It’s not uncommon to feel a little discomfort, and maybe even see a little bleeding, when you brush your teeth, especially if you’re prone to doing so vigorously. But when brushing your teeth becomes a painful process on a regular basis — and worse, keeps you from brushing every day — you know you’ve got a problem that could require periodontal treatment in Orlando. Consistently painful brushing could suggest something as routine as a cavity that needs filling, or the beginning of something more consequential, like periodontal disease. If it’s the latter, the sooner you see a specialist, like Dr. Sevor and his team, the better. Leaving the disease to progress only promises real problems in the future, including weakened and recessed gums, bone loss, and loose or lost teeth. But when caught early, gum disease can be reversed; Even treated in its later stages, it can be halted, and many periodontal techniques can repair a lot of the damage the disease may have caused. So if you’re experiencing painful brushing, consulting a professional sooner than later is your best bet.

Painful Chewing

Painful chewing is especially disconcerting because it interferes with a very important and, for most of us, enjoyable process — eating! If it hurts to chew, you could be suffering from a bad bite. A “bite” is the term practitioners use to describe the way a person’s upper and lower teeth come together and rest when the mouth is closed. If a person’s bite is out of alignment, either by birth or consequence, it can have serious consequences, including pain when one chews. Fortunately, we’re experts at adjusting a bad bite so that it no longer causes problems. Braces, tooth reshaping, replacement, or reconstruction are all methods that, depending on your unique circumstances, can realign a bad bite. Even something as simple as replacing old or worn out fillings can do the trick. The point is, you don’t have to live with a bad bite if you seek out periodontal treatment in Orlando.

Painful Smiling

If you’re self-conscious about your smile for any reason, that is cause for concern. We believe nobody should have to hide the fact that they’re happy. Cosmetic dental procedures like gum grafts, crown lengthening, and dental implants can go a long way to restoring or improving your smile. So, don’t hide it — let our experts help you show it off.

We’re here to help. If you think you could benefit from periodontal treatment in Orlando, get in touch with us today.