Springtime Q&A: Why Do My Teeth Hurt?

Have you recently noticed as spring has sprung that your teeth hurt? That you almost wish you could just pop them right out of place because of some serious pressure going on beneath them? If so, you may find yourself frantically worrying about whether you’ve suddenly experienced widespread decay or infection. While it’s always good to come see us for a dental visit, we have some relief for you in the form of answers to questions about your smile sensitivity this spring.

Questions and Answers

Question: What is causing my teeth to feel so uncomfortable? Do you think I need multiple extractions (because it feels like that would offer me the relief I want!)?

Answer: Rest easy! The chance that you suddenly require multiple extractions is extremely slim! The reason for the widespread discomfort is the pressure that occurs when inflamed or congested sinuses press on your teeth. Try to treat your allergies and you might notice quick relief.

Question: What if I’m just not sure what’s causing my discomfort? Can I come see you?

Answer: Of course! Even if you think you have pinpointed the cause, remember that seeing us for a dental visit is always a good approach. It’s better to find out that nothing is wrong with your oral health than it is to wait and learn later that a problem has been progressing.

Question: What if I was having some amount of discomfort before the spring arrived but now it’s much worse?

Answer: In most instances, this means that decay, infection, or some other issue is becoming aggravated by your allergies and sinus pressure. Schedule a dental visit, so we can thoroughly examine your smile and offer any necessary treatment to restore your oral health and relieve your discomfort.

Pay Attention To Your Smile And Schedule Visits

If you notice a change in your smile, don’t panic! Simply schedule a visit with us right away, so we can examine you and offer any necessary treatments sooner rather than later. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.