Oral health is very important in your life because the body cannot function without food which passes through the mouth for the first stage of digestion. Any pain in the mouth will make you dread putting anything in your mouth and this will affect your health and your daily life.
A toothache is a sharp pain inside your tooth that is sometimes not even relived by painkillers. A toothache might be as a result of tooth decay, infection inside the tooth, broken tooth, an infected gum or a broken filling.
Pain and Swelling in The Gum
Healthy gums should be pink and painless when you run your fingers through. If you notice, swelling, tenderness, redness, pain and bleeding you should visit a dentist. If not treated early, you may lose your teeth and in the worst scenarios have a damaged jaw.
A Dry Mouth
This is a condition whereby the salivary glands fail to produce adequate saliva that helps keep the mouth moist. Saliva helps neutralize acid from drinks and the food you eat. The acid then causes irritation in the lining of the mouth, gum, tooth erosion and damage to the tongue. A dry mouth may as a result of dehydration, smoking, nerve damage, aging and some health conditions like diabetes.
Some of the problems that you may experience with your jaws are pain, jaw tenderness, temporomandibular disorder, clicking and locking jaws and abscesses. Underlying medical conditions like Osteoarthritis may cause your jaw to wear while teeth grinding results in painful or damaged jaws. Bacterial infections if not treated early also leads to abscesses and very painful jaws. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, visit our professional dentists in our clinic.
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