We’ve all done it. We’ve all had tooth pain and thought “I’ll leave it and see how it goes” and then never go for a check up with our dentist. We are extremely good at procrastinating when it comes to booking an appointment with our dentist, whether this is due to dental anxiety or just because we think the problem will rectify itself.
However, putting off dental care can make the problem a lot worse rather than better and we’re here to warn you about what could potentially happen if you ignore that toothache! As a leading dentist in Buckinghamshire, we know just how essential it is to catch some dental and oral issues early in order to prevent a more serious issue arising.
What Could Happen?
If you are experiencing pain in your mouth, it could be a wide variety of things. From a cavity forming to an abscess growing larger, it is important to get it checked out by a dental professional.
If you have a cavity forming, it may only be small at first, but it can still hurt. The larger that hole in your tooth gets, the more work that needs to be done to treat it. In order to avoid this hole getting bigger and causing you more pain and time at the dentist later on, it’s essential that you attend regular dental checkups so that dentists like us can spot these cavities at the earliest possible stage.
If the toothache that you are experiencing is a bit more intense, it is possible that you may have an abscess growing under or around your tooth.
Abscesses can be extremely painful and carry the risk of spreading to other teeth in your mouth if not treated correctly, even occasionally resulting in a tooth having to be removed or a root canal treatment having to be performed.
Again, a dentist will be able to spot an abscess forming in the earliest stages when it is a lot easier to treat and a lot less painful for you to endure. This initial treatment will take considerably less time than the treatments that you will require if you let the abscess grow larger.
Like a bone fracture, a tooth can fracture without you even seeing where the fracture is. Even if the fracture is small, you will still feel some pain in your mouth around the tooth which is affected. A dentist will be able to find the fracture during a routine check up or even through the use of an x-ray.
Small fractures are more likely to be repaired, with larger fractures possibly requiring the tooth to have a crown, costing more money and making you have to undergo a more intense procedure
We Can Deep Clean Your Teeth!
Dentists will usually provide a cleaning service to patients to help clean those hard to reach spaces in the mouth which the patients may not be able to clean adequately themselves.
This service is essential to remove the build up of hardened plaque, called tartar, which can’t be cleaned off with a toothbrush. This build up is known to lead to gum disease in some patients, so the less tartar that you have on your teeth, the more healthy your whole mouth will become.
It is important not to miss any dental appointments if possible as your dentist will have a better idea of what is going on in your mouth than you will. Catching these smaller issues early will not only save you time and money, but it will also reduce the amount of pain that you are in a lot quicker..
Here at Brocklehurst Dental Practice, we provide a wide variety of dental treatments, including fillings, dental implants and even tooth whitening in Buckinghamshire. If you are finding that you are in need of some dental work carried out but don’t know where to turn, don’t hesitate to contact our expert team by calling 01494 763353 and they will be happy to guide you through your options.